Decline in Honey Bee population in Southern India: Role of disposable paper cups

S. Sandilyan


Pollinating insects play an important role in forest and agro-ecosystem. Unfortunately, in the recent decades, nectarivorous bee populations have been declining at an alarming rate. That keeps the crop and wild plants at bay. Abandoned disposable cups in southern India have reportedly caused a significant decline in honey bee population which is likely to impact on the biodiversity and agriculture productivity of this region. The present research effort
demonstrates that using closed dustbins and managing their frequent cleaning are effective solutions.


Keywords: Dammar bee, paper cup, nectarivorous, Southern India

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