Wednesday July 8, 2020

What can we learn from bees?

Insect pollinators help provide the large and varied diet that allows us to maintain our health

20th April, 2016
Queen bee

Can we learn from bees?

Let us lay one urban myth to rest today. An oft-paraphrased quote roughly put as; “If bees disappeared from the planet, humans would follow within four years” is attributed to Albert Einstein. It was apparently never uttered by the great man and it’s a sure-fire way to annoy beekeepers if you insist that he did. Irrespective of this misnomer it is a salient fact of human existence that without the...

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