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Pollinator Red List. Xerces.
Department of Agriculture's Bee research laboratory.
National Biological Information Infrastructure of the U.S. Geological Survey- Pollinators resources. ***
Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to protect pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.
Pollinators in Natural Areas: A Primer on Habitat Management provides a summary of how land managers can protect and provide habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The Xerces Society.
Bumble Bees in Decline. The Xerces Society. On February 10, 2010, a broad coalition of scientists submitted a letter to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service requesting that they create new regulations to protect wild bumble bees from threats posed by commercial bumble bees. See status report and fact sheet. The Xerces Society.
"Status of Pollinators in North America" This report provides evidence for the decline of some pollinator species in North America, including America's most important managed pollinator, the honey bee, as well as some butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds. National Academy of Sciences. 2006.
"Cure For Honey Bee Colony Collapse?" "For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete success." ScienceDaily Apr. 14, 2009.
"The Bees' Needs" NRDC. Honey bees are mysteriously vanishing across the country, putting $15 billion worth of fruits, nuts and vegetables at risk. What you can do to help.
"Evidence that Bee Decline Is Reducing Food Supply" More of What You Didn't Hear About the Congressional Colony Collapse Disorder Hearings. July 6, 2008, The Daily Green.
"Vanishing bees threaten US crops" BBC News, Florida, USA March 11, 2007.
"Unexplained Mass Die-Off Hits German Hives" By Andrew Curry, Spiegel Online International. Bees in the German state of Baden-Württemburg are dying by the hundreds of thousands.
Last flight of the honeybee? The Guardian, UK. A bee-less world wouldn't just mean the end of honey - Einstein said that if the honeybee became extinct, then so would mankind. Alison Benjamin reports on a very real threat.
"One in every three mouthfuls of food we eat
depends on pollination by bees and other animals."
There are more than 19,200 described bee species, according to
John S. Ascher of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.


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