Bee Viruses: An Emerging Problem That Need BetterDiagnosis, Prevention and Control Strategies
The role of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) in pollination is crucial for the maintenance of biodiversity of most terrestrial ecosystems and global agricultural production. In this way, biotic pollination is required for the reproduction of 70% of flowering plants. Particularly, pollination with bees is needed for more than 35% of the world’s crops that produce basic food for man. Recently, the fraction of global crops that require animal pollination has tripled, making food production more dependant of pollinators that before .