Landmark study finds big role of native bees to boost crops

John Ellicott
By John Ellicott
Updated July 14 2021 - 1:03am, first published July 12 2021 - 12:00am
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.

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

senior journalist

journalist and author