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Just Bee Cause

All you need is a camera and an Internet connection to help researchers track bumblebee populations. 

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Researchers are buzzing with concern over declining bee populations due to habitat loss, pesticide use and other factors, but systematically tracking the insects has been challenging.

An online project launched earlier this year aims to create a network of monitors across the U.S. and Canada to get a better idea of where bumblebees are thriving — and where they’re not.

All a pro-pollinator needs to join the project is a smartphone or digital camera and an Internet connection.

Learn More: Be part of the new Bumble Watch network by visiting BumbleBeeWatch.org

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