The insects that both frightened and thrilled us as children were bumblebees. They were so large but also so beautiful. And you could always hear them coming, right?

But a new study of 66 bumblebee species in Europe and North America says that we are likely seeing only 50% of the numbers of bumblebees that we did in 1974. This article explains how climate change and colonization in particular areas have affected the bumblebee population. Are bumblebees on the brink, too?

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