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Eastern bumble bees pollinating Joe pye weed
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USFWS/ Mara Koenig
Spring 2021

Wildlife Matters

Bees are indispensable pollinators supporting a diverse array of flowering plants worldwide. Now a new analysis of more than 4,000 bees from 60 native species is showing that the more diversity within a bee community, the more resistant bees are to pathogens.
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