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Posted December 18. 2017 3:33PM

NH researchers: States bumblebees in drastic decline

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According to the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF), it's estimated that there are about 2.4 million colonies in the U.S. today, two-thirds of which travel the country each year pollinating crops and producing honey and beeswax and contribute more than $14 billion to the value of U.S. crop production. (COURTESY)

Concerns about the rapid and severe declines of many bumble bee (Bombus spp.) species in Europe, and more recently North America, have spurred research into the extent and possible causes for these losses.