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Bumblebee pollinating blueberries. Photo: <a href="">Athena Rayne Anderson</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>
Bumblebee pollinating blueberries. Photo: Athena Rayne Anderson, CC some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Native pollinators

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With the collapse of the population of the European honeybee, introduced to North America in colonial times, many growers are looking for aids in pollinating their crops. But the honeybee may not be the most effective bee. Bumblebees and other native pollinators do a better job on crops like blueberries and cranberries. Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss.

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