Nature is alive and buzzing with life. It is constantly evolving - tweaking its processes and its products. Because it is so dynamic an organism often picks up the slightest of nuances, assess them and recalibrates itself to function efficiently in a given environment. This is one of the premises for the theory of Natural Selection. This segment illustrates the critical role wild bees play in sustaining a healthy ecosystem and the evolutionary advantages native species have over introduced species.
National Public Radio (NPR) Locally adapted versus introduced species:
National Geographic Commercial pollinators versus wild pollinators:
Honeybees in East Africa resist deadly pathogens (Article): This article highlights the differences in farming practices in Kenya and in the US and the affect of these practices on the health of honeybees. As a result of being able to adapt and evolve in their natural environment the wild bees have a stronger immune system to fight off pathogens compared to commercial pollinators in the US.