U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher Jamie Strange tells the Deseret News a three-year pattern of one species showed a population of just 129 bees in the western United States.
But now dozens have been spotted this spring in Logan alone.
That trend will be one hot topic at Wednesday's first-ever bumblebee workshop at Utah State University, where scientists will gather to discuss conservation techniques, threats, and how to coax bumblebees into backyard gardens.
Pollinators such as bumblebees play a vital role in agriculture and forestry, but they face major threats, including disease and declines in genetic diversity that make them less able to adapt to a changing environment.
Information from: Deseret News
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