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Worldwide importance of honeybees for natural habitats captured in new report


January 10, 2018

An unprecedented study integrating data from around the globe has shown that honeybees are the world's most important single species of pollinator in natural ecosystems and a key contributor to natural ecosystem functions. The report weaves together information from 80 plant-pollinator interaction networks. The results clearly identify the honeybee (Apis mellifera) as the single most frequent visitor to flowers of naturally occurring (non-crop) plants worldwide. Full Story

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University of California, San Diego

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