News item posted at 9:39 am on the 11th November, 2015
Pollination by wild bees is important for the productivity of many horticultural crops including: strawberries; macadamias and other nuts; avocadoes; coffee; cocaco; Lucerne; clover; oil seed and biofuel as well as vegetables. Studies in the United Kingdom indicate that wild bees are responsible for 60% of crop pollination. Other research has shown that the economic value of retaining even small patches of native vegetation for bee habitat, as well as providing other essential ecosystem services, is greater than that of clearing and farming that area of land.
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