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After wiping out bees with pesticides, China is hand pollinating

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  • mdudley
    http://www.apinews.com/en/news/item/12780-china-hand-pollination Workers in the Maoxian county of Sichuan, China, an area that has lost its pollinators through
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 21, 2013
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      http://www.apinews.com/en/news/item/12780-china-hand-pollination

      Workers in the Maoxian county of Sichuan, China, an area that has lost its pollinators through the indiscriminate use of pesticides and the over-harvesting of its honey, pollinates pear and apple trees by hand. In this part of China, the honeybee has been replaced by the human bee

      Marshall
    • Kewisch, Jorg
      So why can t they stop using too much pesticides and import hives from somewhere else? This is one of the stories that pops up again and again, but there is
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 21, 2013
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        So why can't they stop using too much pesticides and import hives from somewhere else? This is one of the stories that pops up again and again, but there is never enough information. Maybe in this special case humans do a better job than bees? Does anyone know more?

        Jorg
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