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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IJEST)   FALL 2009 , Volume 6 , Number 4 (24); Page(s) 695 To 699.
 
Paper: 

ISSUES AFFECTING BRITISH HONEY BEE BIODIVERSITY AND THE NEED FOR CONSERVATION OF THIS IMPORTANT ECOLOGICAL COMPONENT

 
 
Author(s):  CUTHBERTSON A.G.S.*, BROWN M.A.
 
* THE FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH AGENCY, NATIONAL BEE UNIT, SAND HUTTON, YORK YO41 1LZ, UK
 
Abstract: 

Bees are the dominant and most specialized pollinators of the world’s quarter million angiosperms (Buchmann and Ascher, 2005). Both generalist and specialist bees harvest vast amounts of pollen for their brood, moving grains from flower to flower, thus, greatly effecting pollination (Buchmann and Nabhan, 1997). Although, it is the wind-pollinated grain and cereal crops that keep the worlds six billion humans from starvation, healthy human diets would lack the tasty and nutritious fruits, seeds, vegetables and some nuts if it were not for bee pollination (Buchmann and Nabhan, 1997)….

 
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