Researchers in UNH's Bee Lab Work to Conserve Wild Bees in New Hampshire and Beyond

Researchers in UNH's Bee Lab Work to Conserve Wild Bees in New Hampshire and Beyond

May 02, 2017
Digger Bee (Anthophora)

Wild bees are the engine on which the world runs — as pollinators, they keep crops growing and make ecosystems function. But bees are not doing well, according to Sandra Rehan, assistant professor of biology and director of the Bee Lab at UNH. “In general, they are declining locally, nationally, and worldwide, and we do not have sufficient data to protect the remaining species and populations at risk.”

So Rehan and the Bee Lab’s team of researchers have made it their mission to collect data on bee populations, both in New Hampshire and around the world.

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