We’re back to ‘bees’.

We worry about the ‘non-American’ bees because honey has a commercial market. And it tastes good.

‘Bee’ informed: Public interest exceeds understanding in bee conservation

,,, “The U.S. Postal Service recently released its ‘Protect Pollinator’ series, which features only the European honeybee and the monarch butterfly,” says Wilson, assistant professor of biology at USU’s Tooele campus. “A social media commenter observed that using these two species on a campaign to protect pollinators is akin to focusing on chickens to save birds. It’s a pretty good comparison, actually.” …

… “In our recent survey, 99 percent of our respondents said bees are critical or important, yet only 14 percent were able to guess within 1,000, the actual number of bee species in the United States,” he says. “Most people estimated around 50 species of bees, while the correct number is about 4,000 known species.”

Further, when shown images of varied insects, many respondents were unable to discern bees from non-bees. …

Bees in Colorado: