Bees and the pollination of crops and wild flowers in the European Community
Sarah A Corbet, Ingrid H Williams and Juliet L Osborne
This article, first in a series of three, is an abridged part of a review commissioned by STOA (Scientific and Technical Options Assessment, European Parliament) of the impact of changing beekeeping practice and land use in Europe on crop and wild flower pollination. STOA is a programme established within the services of the European Parliament to provide specialist advice to members on the social, economic and environmental impacts of scientific and technological change. In this part of the review we ask which crops and wild flowers within the European Community (EC) depend on bees for their pollination and how the role of bees as pollinators can be assessed.
Bees, Pollination, Crops, Wild Flowers, European Commnunity