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Trees for bees (4th of 7)

Maintaining bee populations to pollinate crops has been a problem for arable farming. During the 2010s Landcare Research scientists worked with farmers to plant trees and shrubs as shelter belts that would attract bees and provide food for them in winter. This video from 2013 shows the scheme. 

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Simon Nathan, 'Research institutions - Government research organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/44981/trees-for-bees (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 22 Oct 2014