Monday, April 7, 2014

Fact of the Day: Bee Substitute

While bees are well-known for their ability to pollinate plants, it is possible for humans to do so in a process called mechanical pollination. Though it is much easier and simpler to let the bees do so as it takes quite the time and effort for an individual person. In China, some pear trees are not pollinated by bees as they had been wiped out by pesticides in the 1980s.  

20 comments:

  1. I hadn´t heard about mechanical pollinitation in my life :O. It sounds interesting not depending on bees ( they are very dangerous). Kisses :)

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  2. The chinese are stupid enough to make pollinitation possiible, next there will be the Panda.

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  3. This is the first time I hear about mechanical pollination. It's something we may need to do with the decline in bees.

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  4. that gives us some kind of hope

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  5. I didn't know that about the bees all being gone in China.

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  6. As I mentioned in one of my blog posts, vanilla in French Polynesia is pollinated by hand with a Q-tip. Very labour intensive.

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  7. Bees get my vote, humans will just screw it up

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  8. Bees get such a bad rap. My friend actually keeps bees in his backyard in an enclosure he built. They've never once stung either of us, and they provide him with more fresh honey than he could ever need. It's actually pretty cool interacting with them (using smoke and wearing proper facial protection).

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  9. I've seen video of this being done. Can you imagine if that had to be done on all the crops in North America?? The prices would sky rocket and we would barely be able to afford the food that we now take for granted. Love the bees, they are incredible!

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  11. Without bees life would change drastically on this planet.

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  12. Didn't know this :( but thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great macro shot, love the bee as long as it doesn't come near me.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  14. What an awesome picture. Yes, God design them tobdo the job. It is a pity that we human can sometimes annihilate them:(

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  16. bees are so good for our planet. so sad they are dying off!

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