Virginia Tech researcher on bees: ‘They are coming back’

October 19, 2016

From: Collegiate Times

Aly De Angelus, news staff writer

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added seven species of bees to the nation’s endangered species list on Friday, Oct. 1. Despite popular opinion, Virginia Tech researchers believe that these native-Hawaiian yellow-faced bees do not reflect the status of bees on a global scale, nor should the public be concerned about species extinction.


Chorba says that in the past weeks, media outlets have skewed their coverage on bees to fit an agenda rather than demonstrating the science that has been provided. Among the many discrepancies, the Hawaiian yellow-faced bees have been referred to as a type of honeybee themselves.

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