Author: John Hamblin

Bee decline, pollination and food production

John Hamblin
Summary There are widespread concerns that falling honey bee numbers will lead to food shortages. This view is not universally accepted and further information is needed to determine future directions to reduce the potential impact of bee decline.     Here I examine yield changes over 51 years for three agriculturally important and predominantly bee pollinated families (Brassica, Cucurbit and Rose families) and I compare them to their cohorts having similar production over 119 …