What’s happening to the U.S. bee population? Is there truly a correlation between carbon emissions and bee populations? Or is it all coincidence?
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, bee populations were falling and bees were increasingly in danger of being wiped out. Over the course of the pandemic. However, there has been a notable increase in the bee populations in New York City compared to pre-pandemic levels. Our goal was to find the reasons for this increase and find ways for local residents to aid this resurgence and prevent the bee populations from falling again.
This project looks at the sex ratio of bees in NYC Coastal Parks. Here we learn the importance of bees and what changes the sex ratios of bees.
We decided to look into how temperature changes during the winter months due to climate change have affected the bee population in NYC through iNaturalist observations.
This project was inspired by catching bees on Randall’s Island to analyzing bee biodiversity!