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[h=1]Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses in U.S.[/h]by Miranda GreenMay 8, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
[h=2]Nearly one-third of bee colonies perished last winter. A new study suggests the sudden decline in the population could take a big economic toll on the agricultural economy – far beyond declines in honey production.[/h]

The Agriculture Department estimates that insect-pollination directly contributes $20 billion to the U.S. economy annually.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...o-significant-agricultural-losses-in-u-s.html
 
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