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European honeybees outcompete native pollinators, concerning experts and traditional owners – ABC News

The European honeybee has lived in Australia for about 200 years, but feral populations may be hurting native bees and interrupting natural pollination processe…

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The European honeybee has been in Australia for almost 200 years and its presence is often seen as benign, even beneficial. But that may not always be the case.
Key points:

  • Feral European bees may outcompete native bees for floral resources
  • Scientists do not fully understand the impacts and say more research is needed
  • An Indigenous station owner in the Top End believes he is seeing the effects firsthand

Feral populations of European honeybee may disrupt nat…

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