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Old 01-19-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Good news for Bombus occidentalis

The mysteries behind insect life tell both happy and sad stories. This is one of the former...

The mysterious reappearance of the Western bumblebee | Crosscut.com

"No one is certain why and how the Western bumblebee has reappeared, but it's possible that the species is now developing resistance to the Nosema fungus. "We may have hit the mutation jackpot," says Peterman."
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:52 PM   #2
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It is always nice to hear some positive stories. Thanks, Jack.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:09 AM   #3
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That is fantastically good news.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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Good find Jack! It's good news about the Western Bumble Bee, and it's also encouraging to see that people are concerned and working on ways to make things better for our native pollinators.
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