October 4, 2016
“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” — Albert Einstein (allegedly)
While the plight of the bumblebee is finally getting the attention it deserves, other native bees are on a fast track to extinction and have already been declared endangered.
On September 30, for the first time ever, bees were put on the Endangered Species list.
Seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee in the genus Hylaeus, once the most abundant insects on the tropical islands, are now so scarce that they one of the state’s least observed pollinators.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/7-bee-species-declared-endangered/#LHmbY2eRgM3MJbq7.99