The Appliance Of Science - Documenting pollinator decline

publication date: Feb 9, 2012
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Bee World Vol.88 (2) 2011 pp. 35-36
Article TitleThe Appliance Of Science - Documenting pollinator decline

Norman Carreck

AbstractAs IBRA Council Member and regular Bee World contributor, Keith Delaplane, has pointed out (Delaplane, 2009), Albert Einstein didn’t say that: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live”. Quite apart from the fact that Einstein was a physicist rather than a biologist, the statement is clearly suspect, since it  ignores the large number of world staple food crops that are wind pollinated and require neither bees nor other insects.
KeywordsPollinator, Decline, Honeybees
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