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Wild Bees as Crop Pollinators

There are an estimated 416 bee species in NY, with 99.5% of these being native and not managed by humans. These wild bees are crucial pollinators for crop production, and are often more efficient pollinators than honey bees on a per flower basis. Depending on the species, they can pollinate a variety of fruits, nuts, vegetables, spices, and edible oils. Check out the 'Wild Bees of New York' tab to read all about these bees and their importance to biodiversity and agriculture.