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Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems
Castanea (2009)
  • Tammy Horn, Eastern Kentucky University

In her endorsement of this landmark study of pollinators’ role in Industrial Agriculture and wildlife management, May Berenbaum writes that this book should be ‘‘required reading for practitioners and policymakers alike.’’ Although at times, the book’s structure feels like a forced march, I concur with Berenbaum for the most part. It is a powerful expression from fifteen of the more important voices shaping discussions ranging from genetically-modified organisms to alfalfaleafcutting bees to biocontrols. To have them collected in one collection is a testament to pollination management being taken seriously as a profession. The writers included in this book are impressive scholars in their fields, addressing and defining topics that have been overlooked or overshadowed by recent media attention to Colony Collapse Disorder or varroa mites. The book is divided into three separate categories, i.e., Bee provided Delivery Systems, Managing Solitary Bees, and Environmental Risks Associated with Bees.

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Tammy Horn. "Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems" Castanea Vol. 74 Iss. 4 (2009)
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