Response Statements

Response Statement - Yellow-banded Bumble Bee

This bee has an extensive distribution in Canada, ranging from the Island of Newfoundland and the Maritime provinces, west to eastern British Columbia, and north into the Northwest Territories and extreme southwestern Yukon. Perhaps 50-60% of the global range of this species occurs in Canada. This species was historically one of the most common bumble bee species in Canada within its range. However, while this species remains relatively abundant in the northern part of its range, it has recently declined by at least 34% in areas of southern Canada. Causes for declines remain unclear, yet pesticide use, habitat conversion, and pathogen spill over from managed bumble bee colonies are suspected contributing factors.

Consultation period: 2015-12-23 to 2016-05-04


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Caroline Ladanowski
Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
Tel: 800-668-6767
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