Date: August 26, 2014
Re: Follow-up to June 23, 2014 bumble bee meeting with scientific literature about commercial bumble bees and bee pathogens
Pathogens from managed pollinators are thought to have played a significant role in that decline. Thus, as we explained in our January 2010 petition, regulation of commercial bumble bees is a highly time-sensitive issue... we are writing to provide you with a short synthesis and reference list of some key and recent studies regarding commercial bumble bees and bumble bee pathogens. It is our hope that this science will inform and help activate your efforts to protect native bumble bees.