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Does the loss of plant diversity affect the health of native bees?

Loss of plant diversity is the primary cause of native bee decline. About 30-50% of all native bees are highly specialized, so if the plant they rely on disappears, the bees go away. If the bees disappear, the plant is unable to reproduce and dies out. 

While some of the plants pollinated by native bees are important food crops, other plants pollinated by native bees are critical for healthy forests, wildlife, and watersheds.

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