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Bees and pollinators - why it's not enough to place a beehive

Tsilla Boisselet


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  "description": "<p>&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>You might have come across the photo of a supermarket with full shelves of fruit and vegetables, and then the same one without most of them, stating: &ldquo;life with vs life without bees&rdquo;. The losses in bee population are alarming, as about two-thirds of the crop plants that feed the world rely on pollination. Pollination is a time-consuming, highly specialized service whose value can be counted in billions of dollars, dispensed for free, that we compromise with more or less harmful pesticide applications since long time<sup> </sup>and the loss of natural and diverse ecosystems.</p>\n\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>So, if it is known that bees are essential for our food production, pesticides can kill bees, and bee populations are dramatically shrinking, why can&rsquo;t we just deposit a couple of beehives in a field - avoiding neonicotinoids and similar treatments - to solve the pollination question? Why do we still care for biodiversity?</p>\n\n<p>Some facts and a quizz....</p>", 
  "license": "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
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      "name": "Tsilla Boisselet"
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  "headline": "Bees and pollinators  - why it's not enough to place a beehive", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2019-05-20", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/3066438", 
  "keywords": [
    "pollination, pollinator, biodiversity, bees, hand-pollination", 
    "conservation, citizen-driven protection, information"
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3066438", 
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  "name": "Bees and pollinators  - why it's not enough to place a beehive"
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