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Study: Tiny Number of Bees Account for Most Crop Pollination

Just two percent of wild bee species do almost 80 percent of their work in pollinating crops, according to a study on Tuesday that outlined simple measures for farmers to attract star insects to safeguard food production. The international report, based on 90 studies on five continents, said governments should also conserve the apparently less valuable bees as they might play a bigger role in the event of environmental shocks, such as from climate change. Many types of wild bees, which...

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