The rusty-patched Bumble bee (Bombus affinis) has become the first bee species to be officially placed on the endangered species list (Photo: Photo: Dan Mullen/Flickr)

Despite Ag Industry Efforts, First Bee Species Listed As Endangered

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of the Interior officially added the rusty patched bumblebee to the endangered species list, sparking concerns about the rapid decline of the bee population.