Bee species are missing, pollination on high risk

Bee species are missing, pollination on high risk the diversity of bees and the flowers they pollinate has sharply declined in the uk and the Netherlands since 1980, says a study jointly conducted by scientists from the two countries.

The researchers compiled about 1 million records (pre- and post-1980) for all native bee species, except the largely domesticated honey bee (Apis mellifera). On analysing the data, they found that in 80 per cent of the sites they studied, the species richness had declined