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Title Improving the health of honey bees and other pollinators : national strategy and research action plan / Christina L. Evans, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Nova Publishers, [2016]
©2016

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Description 1 online resource.
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Insects and other terrestrial arthropods
Insects and other terrestrial arthropods--biology, chemistry and behavior series.
Note Includes index.
Summary Wherever flowering plants flourish, pollinating bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and other animals are hard at work, providing vital but often unnoticed services. But many pollinators are in serious decline in the United States and worldwide. Preventing continued losses of our country's pollinators requires immediate national attention, as pollinators play a critical role in maintaining diverse ecosystems and in supporting agricultural production. Some three-fourths of all native plants in the world require pollination by an animal, most often an insect, and most often a native bee. Pollinators, most often honey bees, are also responsible for one in every three bites of food we take, and increase our nation's crop values each year by more than 15 billion dollars. Unabated, these losses of our pollinators threaten agricultural production, the maintenance of natural plant communities, and the important services provided by those ecosystems, such as carbon cycling, flood and erosion control, and recreation. This book discusses national strategies and research action plans to improve the health of honey bees and other pollinators.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Honeybee -- Health -- United States.
Honeybee.
Health.
United States.
Bee culture -- Health aspects.
Bee culture.
Colony collapse disorder of honeybees -- United States -- Periodicals.
Colony collapse disorder of honeybees.
Genre/Form Periodicals.
Electronic books.
Periodicals.
Added Author Evans, Christina L., editor.
ISBN 9781634843850 electronic book
1634843851 electronic book
9781634843775