Archive for June, 2010

Group seeks endangered listing for bumblebee

Published on June 23, 2010

by Jeff Bernard, Los Angeles Times

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A conservation group filed a petition Wednesday to add a bumblebee from Southern Oregon and Northern California to the endangered species list.

Endangered species protection sought for threatened Northwest bumble bee

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by Jason Houk, Medford City Buzz Examiner

A conservation group wants to add a Northwest bumblebee to the endangered species list. Franklin’s bumblebee, once endemic to southern Oregon and northern California is now threatened with possible extinction.

Endangered Species Act protection sought for Franklin’s bumble bee

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by Sarah Phelan, San Francisco Bay Guardian

I’ve been obsessed with bees in general, and bumble bees in particular for some time now. I’m fascinated by the bumble bee’s thick tundra- adapted pelt that allows it to forage for nectar in way colder temperatures than your average sun-loving Italian honey bee.

7 Hawaiian bees studied for federal protection

Published on June 18, 2010

by Travis Kaya, Star Advertiser

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing seven Hawaiian yellow-faced bee species for federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Protecting precious pollinators: Feds considering steps to save yellow-faced bees

Published on June 17, 2010

by Kim Eaton, West Hawaii Today

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to further research whether several species of the Hawaiian yellow-faced bee should be protected and is soliciting additional information about the species for its review.