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German zoologist Karl Ritter von Frisch was awarded with the Nobel Prize in 1973, primarily due to his research on honey bee communication. His discoveries shone new light on insect orientation in space and time. A honey bee on the return from foraging is able to communicate with colony members and share information about the quality and whereabouts of food sources. This information improves the efficiency of food collection, and assists the location of new food sources.

A honey bee feeding on nectar Pollinators and agriculture 13

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Pollinators & Agriculture  

Agricultural productivity and pollinator protection - Around 70% of the world’s most produced crop species rely to some extent on insect pol...

Pollinators & Agriculture  

Agricultural productivity and pollinator protection - Around 70% of the world’s most produced crop species rely to some extent on insect pol...