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Unformatted text preview: Conservation Planning 14/03/2008 11:17:00 ← 60% of crop production is independent of crop pollinators ← different species depend on crop pollination to different degrees • kiwis have to have animal pollinators ← California = 6 th largest global economy, 10% from agriculture ← Pollinators: • Bees are some of the most important pollinators because of their natural history. Bees are one of the few creatures that actually feeds on pollen. They collect pollen to feed for larvae. Specialized structures on their bodies with electrostatic chargers so the pollen springs on to their bodies. A lot of bees collect pollen on hind leg. Floral constansty: they move often between flowers of the same species so they will move the right kind of pollen to the right flowers. • Managed pollinators: in the field when crop is growing. Ex. Honey Bee o Agricultural system has become very large scale. Huge number of Agricultural system has become very large scale....
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- Pollination, Beekeeping, Bumblebee, Pollinator decline