Collapse Of The Honeybee Industry Could Cost Hundreds of Billions of Dollars

Business Insider  By Diane Spector  6/24/13

Honeybees don't just produce honey: The hard-working insect is also fundamental to the world's food supply. 

One-third of the food we eat depends on insect pollination, mostly by honeybees that are raised and managed by beekeepers.

The value of insect pollinators on world agricultural production, which accounts for their role in producing better quality and quantity of harvests...

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