Bees thrive where it’s hot and dry: A unique biodiversity hotspot located in North America

Rarely has the United States-Mexico border become the source of positive news of lately. However, a new study demonstrates it’s one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots for bees. A multi-year survey found more than 470 bee species in 16km2 of Chihuahuan Desert, equivalent to 14% of all known bee species from the United States.