Busy Bees Assist Us and the Great Outdoors

  • Published23 Jun 2022
  • Author Cyrenna Cooper
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

However tiny, bees play a prominent role in maintaining our great outdoors. The over 20,000 species are impressive wingmates to our ecosystems, holding essential functions for forest conservation and reforestation efforts while also being persistent plant pollinators. June is National Great Outdoors Month: learn about how bees’ brains allow them to experience the world differently — and help us learn more about ourselves.

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