Social Bee-stortion: Exploring Pesticide’s Effects on Pollinators (via

“While honeybees have been the prime pollinators for agriculture, diseases like colony collapse disorder are wiping out their numbers, leading to concerns about stability (In the USA). In light of this, many food producers and researchers are searching for backup pollinators, like the bumblebee.”

This means pesticide restriction is extremely important if we are to successfully “replace” the honeybee with other wild pollinators.

In fact, if we could exploit and make money from other insects, maybe that would guarantee active protection for them too.

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