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Pollinators and Pesticides - Keeping our bees safe

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Pollinators and Pesticides - Keeping our bees safe

Pollination is the transfer of pollen between the male and female parts of flowers to enable fertilization and reproduction. The majority of cultivated and wild plants depend on animal vectors, known as pollinators, to transfer pollen. However, other means of pollen transfer such as self-pollination or wind-pollination are also important. Pollinators comprise a diverse group of animals dominated by insects, especially bees. More than 75% of the leading types of global good crops are visited by animal pollinators, such as bees. Pollinators visit flowers primarily to collect or feed on nectar and/or pollen.