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By Cyrus Moulton
The Telegram and Gazette 

Smartphone app helps researchers track bumblebees


WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Want to know what kind of bumblebee you see?

There's an app for that.

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor hopes the app will create enough "buzz" to save the insects by documenting the relationship between specific bees and flowers.

"The app collects data on individual species of bee and flowers and allows us to figure out what the individual needs of the species are ... so people can make changes to their yard, learn what flowers to plant, and tell us how do we conserve lands to increase bee diversity," said Robert J. Gegear, assistant professor of biology...

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