Bumblebees http://knau.org en Earth Notes: Bumblebees on the Colorado Plateau and Beyond http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-bumblebees-colorado-plateau-and-beyond <p>With bee populations declining worldwide, news is often grim in the world of bee research. But last August, entomologists from the University of California at Riverside found something to cheer about: they spotted three members of a bumblebee species long feared extinct.</p><p>Last documented in 1956, the Cockerell&rsquo;s bumblebee of south-central New Mexico is the country&rsquo;s rarest bumblebee.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Alexandra Murphy 10657 at http://knau.org Earth Notes: Bumblebees on the Colorado Plateau and Beyond