The student news site of Bernardo Yorba Middle School

The Matador Messenger

Filed under Breaking News, Showcase

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Rusty Patched Bumble Bees has been the first bumble bee to be declared endangered in the United States, according to fws.gov.

Once found in over 28 different states in the U.S, the bees are now only found in about 13 states and one Canadian Province, according to livescience.com.

Native to Eastern North America, the bee is known for its brown patch on the abdomen area, according to xerces.org.  

Some of the suspected causes deaths of the bee include pesticides, herbicides (A toxic spray that kills unwanted vegetation), human development over bee territories, disease, and climate change, according to washingtonpost.com.

“The best things we can do to help the bees are to reduce our use of residential pesticides, to plant flowers that help to feed the bees, and to continue to monitor bee populations for pathogens and pests,” reported Dr. James Strange, a USDA Bee Researcher, in an interview with The Matador Messenger.

“I think that the listing on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is warranted and it is important to protect species that are in decline.  While this one species is not going to lead to immediate losses in productivity of agricultural crops, this decline in numbers is symptomatic of larger changes in our ecosystems,” reported Strange.

“It reflects the impacts that we see in other species that are slow declining,” added Strange.

Print Friendly

2 Comments

2 Responses to “Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species”

  1. korey barnes on April 24th, 2017 8:34 pm

    I love this article!!

    [Reply]

  2. Ethan Vo on April 25th, 2017 11:38 am

    nice article

    [Reply]

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Showcase

    BYMS Track Team Wins PYLUSD R.E.A.C.H Foundation Track Meet

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Showcase

    BYMS Advanced Drama Performs Hairspray Jr.

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Campus Life

    BYMS Has Most Winners For Richard Nixon Geography Test

  • Campus Life

    BYMS Celebrates Earth Day

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Local News

    Community Divided Over Approval of Esperanza Hills Project

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Campus Life

    PE Student of The Week: Bailey Speakman

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Showcase

    EHS ROTC Provides Military Training and Potential Scholarships

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    How to Maintain a Relationship With....

    How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship with Your Grandparents

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Local News

    Porto’s Opens New Bakery & Cafe in Buena Park

  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species

    Science and Technology

    Apple’s Clips to Compete With Snapchat and Instagram

The student news site of Bernardo Yorba Middle School
Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species