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Squash Bee Populations Growing Fast While Other Bees Fail

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, April 4, 2023 (ENS) – Numbers of bees and other pollinator species have declined worldwide, as these insects suffer due to pesticides and pathogens, likely amplified by climate change, yet one bee species is showing rapid population expansion. The keys to this insect’s success are its attraction to pumpkins, zucchinis, marrows and gourds, and the massive increase in cultivation of these crops across North America over the last 1,000 years. […]