Andrena nida

Andrena nida

Bee in flight

The researchers analyzed a 14-year United States Geological Survey data set of wild bee occurrences from more than 1,000 locations in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., specifically examining how different bee species and communities respond to land-use and climate factors. The image features a spring bee, one of the species (Andrena nida) the team studied.

IMAGE: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab