Non-bee Pollinators

  January 5, 2016


The 'buzzy' bees are best at their pollination jobs but they are all set to face serious competition from other insects. According to a new study, insects like flies, wasps, butterflies, moths, ants, thrips and beetles are also effective pollinators of certain crops of global importance. These insects have an added advantage too—they are resistant and less sensitive to environmental changes, scientists say.

The study further added that crops such as canola, kiwi, mango, custard apple and coffee can immensely benefit from non-bee pollinators. With the bee population declining every year, the new pollinators are a source of hope for our agricultural practices and farmers.

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