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What Price Pollination?

Silver wings

What are insect pollinators worth to the global economy? Well, it's a lot less than the Wall Street bailout...er...rescue plan. Recent research published in the journal Ecological Economics  reveals just how important insect...

Silver wings
Silver wings

The honey bee, resplendent here with silvery wings, is gold to the global economy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee on almond blossom
Bee on almond blossom

A honey bee visits an almond blossom. California's 700,000 acres of almonds require two hives per acre for pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 11:43 AM
Tags: almonds (21), economy (1), honey bee (195), pollination (10), price of pollination (1)

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