Volunteers scatter to help Pacific NW bumblebee

This undated photo provided by Rich Hatfield shows a western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis) lands on Canada goldenrod. The Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas for Idaho, Oregon and Washington that started this month aims to accumulate detailed information about bumblebees with the help of hundreds of citizen scientists spreading out across the three states. (Rich Hatfield/The Xerces Society via AP) LA405 LA405

Native bumblebees, like the European honey bee, are disappearing, and researchers are buzzing around the Northwest trying to figure out how to save them.

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