Other Materials

Bumble bee. CC Photo: John BennettClimatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
by Pierre Rasmont et al. 2015.

Bumblebees are common insects in gardens. They also play an important role as pollinators thus providing a vital ecosystem service. However since 1970s the Bumblebee populations in Europe have decreased. In addition bumblebees are sensitive to climate, in part through their geographically varying interactions with other pressures, such as land use and pesticide use.

Where the Wild Bees Are: Documenting a Loss of Native Bee Species between the 1800s and 2010s - Croplands and climate change displace native bees
By Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, December 1, 2013