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Boosting bee diversity can help stabilise crop production – new research

By Deepa Senapathi, Senior Research Fellow in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, University of Reading
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There are over 20,000 bee species and together they help pollinate more than 75% of the world’s leading food crops. Honeybees tend to hog the limelight, but few realise how important diversity is to this process. Having lots of different species of pollinating insects on farmland can lead to better crop yields, while crops attended by fewer species tend to set…


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