The Ohio Bee Survey: In Search of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee - Online
Join the University of Akron's Randy Mitchell for this webinar to learn more about Ohio's bumble bees, the Ohio Bee Survey, and what you can do to help some of our most important, charismatic, and vulnerable pollinators.
At least 19 species of bumble bees could once be found in Ohio, but only about 10 of them are now frequent. Some were never common here, but several once abundant species are now in steep declines. Indeed, two species are in danger of becoming extinct not only in our state, but globally.
One of those species, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, has not been seen in Ohio since ~2002. In response to concerns about pollinator health, the Ohio Bee Survey was organized to bring together scientists, parks, and citizen scientists to evaluate the distribution and abundance of all of Ohio's bees.
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