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A study from the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) indicates that 71% of plant species that supply 90% of the world's food supply are pollinated by bees. Aware of this importance, farmers began to rent hives to increase the productivity of fruit crops like apples, melons and avocados. In southern Brazil, about 60,000 hives are rented per year to apple growers.

An experiment done by students and agronomy professors from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) confirmed that the business is profitable. In a region where it is common to use two to three hives per hectare, production is usually 35 tons. In the experiment, six hives were used per hectare, which increased production to 79 tons.

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