We hear a lot about the collapse of pollinators in the news (and probably in our courses too).
And we should. About 75% of all crops globally rely on pollinators. But most of the attention of late, at least in the US, has focused on the honeybee, Apis mellifera. We should be concerned about their potential decline, for sure. But, here's an important perspective published in Science magazine last week by a friend of mine from Denmark that I think many of you will enjoy reading. I've pasted the text below, and the citation for those of you who are interested.
(And I hope you all don't mind if I occasionally use this forum to share research and policy that are likely relevant to this community).
Happy Friday -
Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife
Juan P. González-Varo
Science 26 Jan 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6374, pp. 392-393
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