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Video: Honey Bee Pollination Crisis - Professor Claire Kremen at the Commonwealth Club

January 28, 2009

Monoculture farming leaves us highly dependent on honey bees, whose pollination affects 75 percent of fruits and vegetables and 30 percent of all food production. However, managed hives are being wiped out by colony collapse disorder at an alarming rate.

Professor Claire Kremen discusses how wild bees can boost the effectiveness of managed hives and play a critical role in pollinating the crops that keep California's economy humming.

Watch the video below or download the podcast.


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