Blasphemy? Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help The Environment

“Honeybees have their place. They are generalists, easy to transport, can cover a lot of acreage, and make some really tasty sugar. But worrying about saving honeybees for pollinator conservation is like worrying about saving chickens for bird conservation.”

A healthy environment needs bees — but not honeybees, which were originally imported from Europe, says a zoology researcher.

Maybe honeybees get too much attention. They are agricultural animals, like sheep or cattle, and they sometimes make life harder for wild bees.…