Bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) on flower

Bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) on flower

Bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) on flower

Researchers found that bumble bees in landscapes that lacked quality nesting sites and spring flowers for forage had higher levels of pathogens. Their results can inform management practices to support the conservation of bee species that provide essential pollination services, they said.

IMAGE: David Cappaert, Bugwood.org