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Accession Number PB2013-103686
Title Bee Health: The Role of Pesticides, December 11, 2012.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 26p
Personal Author L. J. Schierow M. L. Corn R. Johnson
Abstract Bees, both commercially managed honey bees and wild bees, play an important role in global food production. In the United States, the value of honey bees only as commercial pollinators in U.S. food production is estimated at about $15 billion to $20 billion annually. The estimated value of other types of insect pollinators, including wild bees, to U.S. food production is not available. Given their importance to food production, many have expressed concern about whether a pollinator crisis has been occurring in recent decades. In the United States, commercial migratory beekeepers along the East Coast of the United States began reporting sharp declines in 2006 in their honey bee colonies.
Keywords Global food production
Health
Honey bees
Insecticides
Pest control
Pesticides
Pollinators
Wild bees


 
Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
57Z - Zoology
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Rept. to Congress.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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