Plant Diversity Necessary

Grauer, Yael
July 2010
Bee Culture;Jul2010, Vol. 138 Issue 7, p37
Trade Publication
The article discusses the overall decline in pollinators and plant diversity that may lead to the reliance of imported foods in the U.S. It states that honey bees that pollinate on a wider variety of plants have a more strong immune system while those with polyfloral diet consisting of five different pollens have higher levels of glucose oxidase (GOX). Honey bee colonies declined due to the lack of plant diversity.


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