Most people are familiar with the decline of honeybee colonies around the world. Among other threats, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is eroding the capability of honeybees to maintain their hives and provide their services to human farmers.

Not usually discussed as major drivers of the economy, honeybees and other pollinators are responsible for keeping fruits and vegetables on our table. While honeybees do a lot of the heavy lifting, bats, butterflies, birds, and other species of bees are also part of an ecosystem of pollinators that enable human agriculture.

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