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The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), in partnership with two Brazilian universities and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), is developing research to evaluate the situation of bee colony loss in Brazil. The study, which has not yet been concluded, indicates that the states of São Paulo and Santa Catarina recorded the largest decline, albeit in much smaller proportions than in Europe and the United States.

The survey indicates that, in Brazil, 85 species of plants used as food depend on bee pollination. In addition, honey production in the country moves more than $116 million. The study points out problems like the inexistence of a register of producers and the absence of a system for monitoring colonies in apiaries and in the natural environment.

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