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Coronavirus Lockdowns Keep Bees at Home and Put Crops at Risk

Coronavirus lockdowns that keep farmers from fields and suppliers from markets are restricting another cornerstone of the agriculture industry: bees. Responsible for pollinating about a third of the plants we eat, bees are in short supply and their numbers are declining globally. In large, food-exporting countries like the U.S. and China, there are too few local bees to pollinate crops — so beekeepers truck hives thousands of kilometers to pollinate fields. Now, travel restrictions to halt the spread of the coronavirus are hurting the pollination industry by keeping bees at home.  Read more.....

 

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