The ubiquitous honey-bee is undoubtedly man's most useful single insect. It provides man with two completely different services, one of which is well-known and is most commonly associated with honey-bees and hives, namely, honey, and the other and rather neglected, is pollination. Yet strangely of these two services the more valuable, by far, is pollination.
Anderson, R. H., "Pollination" (1972). An. Paper 3.
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