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Bees and coffee
When bees pollinate coffee flowers, the berries are larger.

Coffee berries are larger if the flowers are pollinated by bees.
Coffee berries are larger if the flowers are pollinated by bees.

Bees increase coffee production by pollinating their flowers, according to research conducted by the Smithsonian Institute for tropical research: but this is only where some natural forest remains where the bees themselves can take refuge. When pollinating insects are present, the weight of coffee berries increases by 7 percent, a value that reaches 25 percent if bees are pollinating (even non-native ones, such as European honey bees).
To help the cup The coffee crop has decreased from 20 to 50 percent, even if the cultivated area has increased 2 to 5 times in the last 41 years; it is thought that this decrease is also due to the disappearance of natural environments where coffee pollinators live. (News updated 5 July 2002)