Buzz Kill: Wild Bees and Flowers Disappearing, Study SaysPublication: National Geographic News Date: July 21, 2006 View Article
Parents may soon be telling their kids about the birds and the … birds.
Bees—and the flowers they pollinate—are disappearing, according to a new study of bee diversity. The results raise concerns about food crops and plant communities that rely on animal pollinators to reproduce.
Scientists compared a million records on bees from hundreds of sites in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands before and after 1980.