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She said: "This project is the biggest scale urbanbased project for UK bees and will help create a template that can be repeated across the whole of the UK, helping to secure a long-term future for our vital pollinators.
Speaking at a Bee Summit organised by Friends of the Earth and the Women's Institute, Environment Minister George Eustice said: "Protecting our pollinators is a priority for this government.
For two years running, supermarket chain Waitrose has been including the Bees Needs logo - which sets out the five simple ways everyone can help pollinators - on its pollinator-friendly plants like asters, cosmos and geraniums.
By increasing the number of flowering plants in Oslo, pollinator proponents hope to facilitate passage through the city.
15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who are interested in bees and the challenges they face can learn more at the 2015 International Orchard Bee Association Meeting and Pollinator Symposium and Expo, held October 1-3.
2,3,4) Scientists have recently begun calculating the extent to which food crops depend on animal pollinators including bees, butterflies, and bats, (5) with one study assigning an economic value to the "ecosystem service" provided by pollinators at approximately $167 billion.
Matthew Betts of Oregon State University and colleagues caught in Costa Rica 148 pollinators from six hummingbird and one butterfly species.
Public interest in pollinators has surged since the emergence of honeybee colony collapse disorder in 2007.
Dr Lizzie Wilberforce, conservation manager for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, said it is "critically important" steps are taken to protect habitat for pollinators.
Recent studies have shown that these pollinators are responsible for up to forty percent of the world's supply of nutrients.
In general, coffee growers can expect crop yields to be boosted by about 10 percent to 20 percent by insect pollinators coming from nearby forest, or by use of managed pollinators.
The research suggests severe consequences could take place if insect pollinators mainly depend on these plants for food.