One Of North America's Best Pollinators Could Be Disappearing
The rusty patched bumblebee population has declined about 87 percent in recent years.By Lindsey Pulse | September 23, 2016
A North American bee that's apparently really good at pollinating might be added to the endangered list.
The rusty patched bumblebee is known for pollinating cranberries, apples, plums and wildflowers — and wildlife experts say they're disappearing.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Thursday the population has declined at such a rate that it should be considered a threatened species in the U.S.