Flower faithful native bee makes a reliable pollinator

Entomologists at UC Riverside have documented that a common species of native sweat bee feeds on the same plant species in a given area repeatedly, making it a reliable pollinator. Because the bee can thrive in environments that have been highly modified by humans, such as cities and agricultural areas, it could become a suitable supplement to honeybees, which are expensive for farmers to rent and threatened by pesticides and climate change.