The Commercial Bumble Bee Industry May Have Helped Spread Nosema to Wild Bee Populations

When most people think about bee pollinators in U.S. agriculture, they probably think of honey bees. However, bumble bees can also be used, especially in green houses where crops like tomatoes or peppers are grown. In fact, several companies sell bumble bee hives through the mail. In the late 1990s, populations of the western bumble […]

Source: Entomology Today

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