Honey bee pathology: current threats to honey bees and beekeeping

  title={Honey bee pathology: current threats to honey bees and beekeeping},
  author={Elke Genersch},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • E. Genersch
  • Published 17 April 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Managed honey bees are the most important commercial pollinators of those crops which depend on animal pollination for reproduction and which account for 35% of the global food production. Hence, they are vital for an economic, sustainable agriculture and for food security. In addition, honey bees also pollinate a variety of wild flowers and, therefore, contribute to the biodiversity of many ecosystems. Honey and other hive products are, at least economically and ecologically rather, by… 

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