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Alternative pollinator taxa are equally efficient but not as effective as the honeybee in a mass flowering crop.

Published online: 04 Nov 2009

Authors: Rader, R. & Howlett, B. G. & Cunningham, S. A. & Westcott, D. A. & Newstrom-Lloyd, L. E. & Walker, M. K. & Teulon, D. A. J. & Edwards, W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The honeybee Apis mellifera is currently in decline worldwide because of the combined impacts of Colony Collapse Disorder and the Varroa destructor mi...

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Spatial and temporal variation in pollinator effectiveness: do unmanaged insects provide consistent pollination services to mass flowering crops?

Published online: 15 Feb 2012

Authors: Rader, R. & Howlett, B. G. & Cunningham, S. A. & Westcott, D. A. & Edwards, W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Recent declines in honeybee populations have focused attention on the potential for unmanaged insects to replace them as pollinators of food crops. Th...

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