Flight of the Bumble Bee[s of North America]

k10219More than ever before, there is widespread interest in studying bumble bees and the critical role they play in our ecosystems.

To learn more about bumble bees–how to find them, how to identify them, how to help with bumble bee conservation efforts–please check out “Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide” by Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, Leif L. Richardson & Sheila R. Colla: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10219.html

Video credits:

Photos courtesy of authors
Leif L. Richardson
Sheila R. Colla
Paul H. Williams

Music is “Flight of the Bumble Bee”
Composition: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: US Army Band
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