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Kayleen
- 1367 days ago - sciencenews.org
Bumblebee populations are declining, and scientists don't have enough data to pinpoint conservation efforts. They need you to photograph bumblebees to help locate and identify them, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.



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Syd H (48)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 3:19 am

Hmmm... is it just Canada, or the world? Because I've been photographing bumblebees (and other bees) the last couple weeks in both Portugal and Germany (just yesterday even) and soon hopefully in Turkey and Cyprus. Have lots from the UK as well from months ago. But could also spread the word.

Seems there are far more in Europe than in the US.

 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 8:15 pm
Fascinating. Probably fewer bees in the States because of the use of a lot of pesticides and a population of over 300 million.

An interesting project for the warmer weather. No bees are flying around outside in our winter. It's -18 outside with a wind chill of -24 and the other day it was -35. I look forward to seeing them once again in the warmer weather.
 

Julie Botsch (12)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 9:42 pm
Thanks.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday March 17, 2014, 1:51 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 9:50 am
TY, Kayleen
 

GGmaSAway D (195)
Monday March 17, 2014, 9:51 am
Haven't seen a bumblebee in the last few years...maybe three wasps last summer. Would rather have the bumblebees - they're not so nasty, more forgiving if you bump into one.
 

Bob month away P (396)
Monday March 17, 2014, 10:10 am
Thanks Kayleen
 

Athena F (131)
Monday March 17, 2014, 5:34 pm
thanks, love the bees
 

Susan B (4)
Monday March 17, 2014, 5:53 pm
I signed up to send pics of our yard bumbles. We have 16 huge butterfly bushes and when they are full (by July) they are bumble loaded. I also belong to the Museum of Science Firefly Watch (Boston) here in the US. I think it's important to keep track of these wonderful insects. I am a dedicated yard worker, so I hope I can help.
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 8:12 pm
Noted
 

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 4:39 am
Save the Bees, save the Bees!!
 

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:20 am
noted,shared on fb, twitter, google. Thx.
 

Dee Jay M (0)
Monday February 22, 2016, 10:04 am
thanks for the info - we have to save the bees!
 
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