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Jason Gibbs shows a case of beetles, collected from around the world

The Western Producer: The wild side of pollination

February 9, 2024 — 

Bees of all types are critical for pollination, and certain plants may do better with different bee species.

Today, North America counts thousands of bee species. Of those, well over 300 can be found in Manitoba.

University of Manitoba entomologist and bee researcher Jason Gibbs can tell you a lot about the province’s wide variety of bees and the growing knowledge of their role in pollinating both wild plants and domestic crops.

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