Honey bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering
You’ve heard about the dangers facing honey bees- pests, diseases, and pesticides have stressed the species to a critical point. This threatens to make using honey bees for pollination services much more costly and difficult. The pollination of of dollars worth of crops hangs in the balance. However, we have thousands of native pollinators in the United States that are more than able to take up the challenge. When honey bees were brought to this continent along with European explorers in the 1600s, they came to an ecosystem already teeming with pollinators. There are around…
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