Hawaii

Seven bee species get protection under Endangered Species Act

Seven bee species get protection under Endangered Species Act

Seven species of bees native to the Hawaii islands have been added to the endangered species list of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), the Xerces Society that advocated for the new designation has announced.

The Federal Register states that yellow-faced bees feature yellow-to-white facial markings, and they look like small wasps, except for their plumose [branched] hairs on the body.