An essential service of nature

An essential service of nature

Pollination is of paramount importance for the world agricultural production.

 The service provided by pollinators is of $153 billion US Dollars, equivalent to 9.5% of the value of the total world food production.

If they are wild or domestic, bees are the major players in this essential activity for the quality and performance of agricultural production. For information, in 2009 the value of pollination of honeybees was estimated at $11.68 billion US Dollars in the United States, and that of wild pollinators at $3.44 billion US Dollars.

The impact of bees on crop production

How did bees manage to become irreplaceable?

Bees uncontested champions of pollination

Will we be able to compensate the disappearance of bees with technology?