- Aug 24, 2009
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I was about to say - what pollination - most of the agricultural land in china is either polluted or so degraded by soil erosion they are increasingly relying on imported foodstuffs (huge amounts from Australia) to satisfy demand. I'm not sure I'd want my bees to be pollinating anything there !chinese dont need bees for pollination
They most certainly do!!
It's been reported that at least one of their 'top fruit' regions has been so contaminated with pesticides that there are no insects and no birds either.
I think it was said the region is similar in area to the Brtish Isles.
Hand pollination has been costed out for the UK apple crop and would cost about £525 per tonne.
But you are right about the hand pollination - staggering really.