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Hi.

I'm trying to find connections between honey bees and pine forests / coniferous forests. What's the benefits for the bees and what's the benefits for the forest and the trees?

I could think of some connections that points to things thats beneficial to the bees but have difficulties finding out what the bees do for the forest:

* Could you say that the pine forests are a natural/origin environment for honeybees?

* Propolis - In northern temperate climates, for example, bees collect resins from trees, such as poplars and conifers. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propolis)

* Honeydew honey - Honey made almost exclusively from honeydew is known as honeydew honey, forest honey, bug honey, flea honey, or tree honey. Sometimes it is named after its primary component, such as pine honey, fir honey, oak honey, etc. It is generally dark, strongly flavored, less acidic, and less sweet than floral honey. It is prized in many parts of Europe and in New Zealand, often commanding high prices. (http://www.honeybeesuite.com/what-is-honeydew-honey)
 
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