Bee diversity critical to world’s food supply

| February 11, 2019

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Ecosystems that contain only a few bee species underperform in terms of plant production whereas those with many different species thrive, according to research which highlights the importance of bee diversity to securing the world’s food supply. Wild bees are hugely important not only to natural environments, but also to our very way of life. They are vital for pollinating wildflowers, as well as many of the crops we rely on for our everyday daily vegetables and fruit. ‘One out of every three mouthfuls of food that you consume relies on the pollination activity of bees and other insects,’ said Mark Brown, professor in evolutionary ecology and conservation at Royal Holloway, University of London in the UK. ‘It’s essential for Europe that we have a sustainable bee population.’

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