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Bangalore: A quarter of the bee population has not been recorded since 1990. This can have an adverse effect not only on honey but also on the existence of forests and crop production. Bees are responsible for large scale pollination of plants and crops.

A scientist from the Agricultural Sciences University of the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Bangalore, Dr. There are 20,507 species of bees worldwide, said Vasuki Belwadi. A dozen of them produce honey. Most bees are needed for pollination of these crops and forest plants. There are 723 species of bees in the country and a few more species are yet to be discovered. The diversity and existence of bees also affects human life in many ways. Researchers in Argentina say that between 2006 and 2015, 25 percent fewer bees were recorded than in the 1990s. “Human encroachment must be affecting bees as well,” he said. Vasuki has said. The reason for this is the pesticides. Pollination with the help of wild bees produces thousands of trees in the forest. Also, 85% of the crops benefit from bee pollination. Therefore, the survival of bees is also important from an environmental and human point of view.

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