October 16-18, 2019 – Toronto, Canada
BOMBUSS 2.0: Building Our Methods By Using Sound Science, Next Steps in North American Bumble Bee Monitoring and Conservation
The BOMBUSS mission is to bring researchers working on bumble bee biology together to discuss the methodologies currently used to investigate these important pollinators. As domestication of bumble bees has expanded worldwide, so has research on this group of bees as model organisms for study, as crop pollinators, and as conservation targets. The growth of this field of study has been rapid, prompting the organizers to convene this meeting to discuss the need and potential for standardization of methods.