(Twitter, Nebraska Bumblebee Atlas @NEbumblebees) “We need a few more volunteers in the green areas to help survey for bumble bees this summer! Lookin’ at you #NorthPlatte”
(Omaha World-Herald) The official Nebraska state insect is feeling the sting of agricultural chemicals, unfavorable weather, flooding and mites, according to beekeepers big and small.
(Xerces Society) To help further our understanding of, and conservation efforts for, bumble bees, The Xerces Society has launched the Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas. This community science project offers locals the opportunity to work alongside researchers to collect data that will shed light on the distribution, status, and habitat needs of Nebraska’s bumble bees.