Think of Honeybees as ‘Livestock,’ Not Wildlife, Argue Experts

The ‘die-off’ events occurring in honeybee colonies that are bred and farmed like livestock must not be confused with the conservation crisis of dramatic declines in thousands of wild pollinator species, say Cambridge researchers.

Writing in the journal Science, the conservationists argue there is a “lack of distinction” in public understanding – fueled by misguided charity campaigns and media reports – between an agricultural problem and an urgent biodiversity issue.

 

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