How Honeybees May Infect Bumblebees

Domestic beehives linked to spike in viral infections in nearby wild bumblebee populations—through shared flowers

Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline—and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit.

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Images of a honeybee and two student researchers walking through a green field with bee nets.

$500K UVM gift targets bee declines

University of Vermont bee researchers are buzzing after an anonymous $500,000 gift to support threatened pollinators.

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Study Reveals Striking Decline of Vermont’s Bumble Bees

A new study examining 100 years of bumble bee records reveals that almost half of Vermont’s species, which are vital pollinators, have either vanished or are in serious decline.

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