“Save the Bees” was a movement aimed at combatting honeybee losses. But where honeybees populations have rebounded, others have been left behind. Now, native bees are feeling the impact hardest.
It’s no secret — the world is concerned about bees. And for good reason. Without bees, most of the crops we harvest, the medicines we take, and the places we inhabit would look drastically different.
Contrary to popular belief, honeybees are not struggling. In fact, there are more honeybees on the planet today than ever before. Global colonies are up more than 80% since the 1960s, thanks to our own continued domestication and farming.
Unfortunately, this rebound cannot also be said for other vital bee species — wild ones.