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I just watched a great video about insectiary planting, and its potential economic impact.

Apparently, the decline in native pollinator populations is a huge economic concern. The video seems to offer some good practical advice, as well:

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Here's a link to a documentry about bees. Economics may be partly responsible for the decline of the honey bee.
Once again it seems humans have tried to better a natural process and maximize productivity for our own ends only to find out that we didn't understand what we were doing.
http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natureofthings/2010/bees/
 
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