The Disappearing Bumblebee

Bumblebee populations are down, in a trend resembling the decline of the honeybee.

Hunt's bumble bee, Bombus huntii, a native to the intermountain west of the United States.
Hunt's bumblebee, a native of the intermountain west, is being studied as a potential crop pollinator for greenhouses in the western United States, as an indigenous replacement for declining bumble bee species.
Leah Lewis/ARS