Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers

  title={Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers},
  author={D. Goulson and Elizabeth Nicholls and C. Bot{\'i}as and E. Rotheray},
  • D. Goulson, Elizabeth Nicholls, +1 author E. Rotheray
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Conserving pollinator services for crops If pollination fails, ecosystems are eroded and we will lose reliable sources of many critical foodstuffs. Focusing on the pollination services provided by bees, Goulson et al. review the stresses bees are experiencing from climate change, infectious diseases, and insecticides. We can mitigate some of the stress on bees by improving floral resources and adopting quarantine measures, and by surveillance of bee populations. Crucially, we need to resolve… CONTINUE READING

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