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Bees going extinct really stings

March 28, 2019

Megan Evans is the president of the Alberta Native Bee Council. In her time working with bees, she says the recent decline in colonies is a great cause for concern.

The bees population has drastically diminished over the decades due to habitat loss, use of pesticides, disease and climate change.

Evans said that the Alberta Native Bee Council's hope is that the endangered species would force us to “start taking stronger action to do what’s necessary to recover these bees.”

“That’s what the goal is, to bring this species back to healthy level,” she said.

Those steps include studying and lowering pesticide use and planting new habitats for the bees to thrive in, she said.