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September 4th, 2015 / African Farming

thumb.aspxThe International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology has produced the world’s first ever flower maps in Africa. Researchers at the Kenya-based institute have developed a new remote-sensing method, allowing ICIPE to produce a map of flowering plants across Africa which can be used by beekeepers to identify flowers suitable for bees. The information on floral diversity helps in understanding how environmental factors in a given area affect the productivity of bees or their vulnerability to pests and diseases.
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