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Forest Bee Pollinators

Forest Bee Pollinators

Often, our first thought of pollinators usually takes us to honey bees in agriculture. Honey bees play such a large role in agriculture that sometimes the many wild bees that occur in other habitats such as forests are overlooked. There are over 4,000 known species of wild bees in North America (O’Toole 1991), many of which occur Forest Bee Pollinators in temperate forest ecosystems. While this publication focuses on bees, there are also many other important insect and non-insect animals that serve as pollinators.

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