Honey Bee Pollination Markets and the Internalization of Reciprocal Benefits

  title={Honey Bee Pollination Markets and the Internalization of Reciprocal Benefits},
  author={Walter N. Thurman and Michael Burgett},
  journal={Econometric Modeling: Agriculture},
The world's most extensive markets for pollination services are those for honey bee pollination in the United States. These markets play important roles in coordinating the behavior of migratory beekeepers, who both produce honey and provide substitutes for ecosystem pollination services. We analyze the economic forces that drive migratory beekeeping and theoretically and empirically analyze the determinants of pollination fees in a larger and richer data set than has been studied before. Our… 

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