Bees died out along with the dinosaurs, and survived

Bees went though a mass extinction, along with the dinosaurs and species of flowering plants, 65 million years ago.

It’s assumed that this is related to the extinction of flowering plants which bees depended on, but there is little evidence to confirm this, due to a scarcity in fossil records of bees to perform DNA analysis on.

With growing fears of the extinction of modern bees, researchers believe that in understanding the effects of extinctions in the past, can help us understand the current decline in bees and pollinating.

Read more at Flinders University