Are other types of bees and wasps experiencing a decline in their population?



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    I’m assuming you mean species other than honeybees, which have been experiencing a population decline due mostly to the emergence of Colony Collapse Disorder in 2006.

    Many other native bee populations are experiencing declines.  According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, these types of bees are vulnerable, endangered and/or possibly extinct:


    Cuckoo bees

    Leaf-cutter bees

    Long-horned bees

    Mason bees

    Miner bees

    Oil-collecting bees

    Sweat bees

    Yellow faced bees.

    It appears that there has not been much research on declines of wasp populations, though the Antennal-waving wasp is on the IUCN Red List as “lower risk/near threatened” as of 1996.

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