Status of pollination business

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The pollination through animals and especially through insects is important for the reproduction of many crops and wild plant species [1] [2] [3] Important crops and insect pollination

While the knowledge on the importance of bees as pollinators exists in Ethiopia, there is no pollination business (pers. communication with Holeta Bee Research Center). In Indonesia also no pollination business exists. According to local scientists (Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia), many farmers do not believe in the importance of bees as pollinators and further think that bees harm their crops. In a consequence, scientific studies and the support of NGOs and GOs are from great interest to dam prejudices against honey bees.


  1. Corbet, S. A. 1991 Bees and the pollination of crops and wild flowers in the European community. Bee World 72, 47–59.
  2. Williams, I. H. 1994 The dependences of crop production within the European Union on pollination by honey bees. Agric. Zool. Rev. 6, 229–257.
  3. Westerkamp, C. & Gottsberger, G. 2000 Diversity pays in crop pollination. Crop Sci. 40, 1209–1222.