University of Vermont Bee Scientist Samantha Alger (image) University of Vermont Share Print E-Mail Caption University of Vermont bee scientist Samantha Alger with a bumblebee. She and her colleagues have discovered a major culprit in the decline of wild bumblebees: viruses passed on by commercial honeybees on shared flowers. Credit Joshua Brown/UVM Usage Restrictions with coverage of associated story Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.