Human actions threaten the world’s pollinating insects

PlanetEarth: A combination of multiple, mostly man-made pressures are largely responsible for the continued global decline in honeybees, bumblebees, and other insect pollinators, say scientists. The oil-collecting bee Rediviva longimanus delves deep into the orchid Pterygodium schelpei to extract oil with absorbent hairs on its elongated front feet. It seems individual stresses like intensive farming, climate change, the spread of alien species and diseases are almost entirely to blame for pollinator losses.......

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