For several years bees have been disappearing at an alarming rate, frightening ecologists. Bees play an integral role in the ecosystem and their disappearance has dire consequences.
So this is REALLY great news!
A species of bee thought to be extinct has been rediscovered! The Giant Bee hasn't been seen in 38 years. Wildlife experts estimate its wingspan to measure two and a half inches. The Giant Bee is considered the holy grail of bees and is native to Indonesian islands. It hasn't been seen since 1981, so it's rediscovery is a big deal!
The bee is one of global wildlife conservation's top 25 most wanted species to find.