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Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife High densities of managed honey bees can harm populations of wild pollinators

@inproceedings{GonzlezVaro2018ConservingHB,
  title={Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife High densities of managed honey bees can harm populations of wild pollinators},
  author={Juan P. Gonz{\'a}lez‐Varo},
  year={2018}
}
T here is widespread concern about the global decline in pollinators and the associated loss of pollination services. This concern is understandable given the importance of pollinators for global food security; ~75% of all globally important crops depend to some degree on pollination, and the additional yield due to pollination adds ~9% to the global crop production (1). These services are delivered by a plethora of species, including more than 20,000 species of bees as well as butterflies…