Bees aren’t the be all and end all for crop pollination, study suggests

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Farmers who used pesticides that spared bees but sacrificed killed other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international scientific study. A plant ecologist said many crops — including mangoes, custard apples, kiwi fruit, coffee and canola — depended on non-bee insect pollinators such as flies, butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, ants, and thrips.

This full article appears on <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151130163229.htm">Science Daily</a>

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