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Large family of hymenoptera with around 2,000 species. Due to its ability to pollinate, the insect is of central importance in the ecosystem. In the case of grapevines, the bee plays no role in pollination, which occurs almost exclusively through self-fertilisation during flowering. However, they do play an indirect role as beneficial insects by pollinating the flowers of wild plants and greenery, thereby promoting soil quality and natural pest control. In Europe, the most important species is the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Other species with pollination activities are the bumblebee (Bombus), the mason bee (Osmia) and the sand bee (Andrena).

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26,424 Keywords · 47,030 Synonyms · 5,321 Translations · 31,757 Pronunciations · 207,479 Cross-references
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