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  1. Bee Forum
    Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns. (AP)
  2. Bee Forum
    Much of the food we eat relies on pollinators like ants, bats, birds, and butterflies. Among the products they help produce are almonds, apples, plums, pears, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Bees are the workhorses of the lot. Without them, the human food supply would be...
  3. Alternative Pollinators
    Managed Bumblebees Outperform Honeybees in Increasing Peach Fruit Set in China: Different Limiting Processes with Different Pollinators Peach Prunus persica (L.) Batsch is self-compatible and largely self-fertile, but under greenhouse conditions pollinators must be introduced to achieve good...
  4. Bee Forum
    Pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are necessary for many plants to produce fruits or seeds that make up a majority of the food humans eat and the beauty of the flowers they enjoy. Pollination from honey bees impacts more than $15 billion worth of crops nationwide, the USDA...
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    Flower Volatiles, Crop Varieties and Bee Responses Volatile compounds emitted by crop flowers mediate plant-pollinator interactions, but differences between crop varieties are still little explored. Since quality and quantity of marketable fruits depend on optimal pollination, a better...
  6. Bee Forum
    "Cane and beet sugars are suitable substitutes for the carbohydrates in the natural diet of adult bees. Bees also utilize the carbohydrates in certain fruit and plant juices." I've got some extra juice boxes, would they make for good feed? Anybody try something like this, what were your results?
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