This is (possibly) a rusty-patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis), an eastern bee once commonly distributed throughout its wide range, but it has hardly been seen since the early 2000s, according to www.biologicaldiversity.org The rusty-patched bumblebee is an excellent historic pollinator of countless wildflowers, in addition to cranberries, plum, apple, alfalfa, onion seed and other food crops.
New tools for trades at NVIT. Students at NVIT will benefit from $100,000 in funding from the provincial government, toward the purchase of new industry-standard trades equipment, including portable welding booths that will enable students to prepare for jobs in the trades…
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