Landmark study finds big role of native bees to boost crops

John Ellicott
Updated July 14 2021 - 11:03am, first published July 12 2021 - 10:00am
There's over 1650 native bee species in Australia and their worth to farmers through pollinating crops has been underestimated, a new report has found. Native bees were trapped in a landmark study to detect what plants they had been obtaining pollen from.
There's over 1650 native bee species in Australia and their worth to farmers through pollinating crops has been underestimated, a new report has found. Native bees were trapped in a landmark study to detect what plants they had been obtaining pollen from.

The major role of native bees in the Australian cropping sector has not been fully understood until now.

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John Ellicott

John Ellicott

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