HONOLULU — A new study says Western honey bees are becoming endangered in the United States and are at risk of extinction in the wild.
The study, published in the journal ZooKeys, finds that the species is declining in populations in the western United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and California.
But the report also says that honey bees in Hawaii and Alaska are thriving in areas where honey bees have been lost.
Researchers found that honey bee populations are increasing in Hawaii, where beekeepers have been experimenting with alternative food sources.
Honey bees have not been seen in the eastern U.S. since the 1970s, but have been seen throughout much of the northern hemisphere.
Scientists said the study shows the extent of the threat honey bees face from climate change, pesticides, and invasive plants.
In Hawaii, honey bees will likely face the highest extinction threat of any insect, but that could change in the future.
Hawaii is a prime example of the effects of climate change and habitat loss.
The state was once one of the largest honey bee producing countries in the world, but climate change is changing it to a point where it is in danger of becoming extinct, said Dr. Matthew McElroy, one of study co-authors.
“The Hawaiian honey bee population is now estimated to be at or near extinction, and there is no way to reverse this trend,” McElroys research team said in a press release.
McElroy and his colleagues found that the number of honey bee colonies in Hawaii was declining at an alarming rate.
We have seen an explosion in the numbers of colonies in our research in Hawaii.
In just the last year, we have had more colonies than we have in the entire year prior to that, according to the study.
They say the population is declining by 50 percent.
When they look at the number, we can see that the honey bee is losing more than half its colonies, and it’s already gone by 100 percent in some areas.
That’s really alarming, and we know there is a lot more to come,” McEllroy said.
He and his team said it’s important to understand the changing environment that honeybees are in, and that there is nothing they can do to prevent it.
More than half of Hawaii’s population is in decline, and researchers are not sure what the next phase of this extinction event will be, McEllroys team said.
But they said they believe that the best way to stop it is to reduce our use of pesticides and manage our use more.
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