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Honeybees aren't the only insects pollinating our food crops

The squash flower is pollinated not by
honeybees but by native squash bees.
Colony Collapse Disorder in honeybees is justifiably alarming.

But are we missing an important aspect about sustainability by focusing our concern on only honeybees?

Marshall Hinsley argues that honeybees are part of industrialized agriculture and that by emphasizing their condition, we may miss something more important.

Read up on why native bees deserve more respect and consideration in this installment of the Farmer Diaries.


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