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How would you respond to the claim that a focus on preserving honey bees is misguided? For example, from a recent scientific article:

one can argue that recent ‘Save the Honey Bee’ campaigns by a wide range of commercial and non-governmental organisations might do more harm than good with respect to the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by other pollinators. ... By conflating problems in the honey bee industry with the much more acute conservation issue of losses of native pollinators, honey bee researchers do damage to the whole community of researchers working on bee biology and pollination more generally.

source of the quote: http://oldweb.northampton.ac.uk/aps/env/lbrg/journals/papers/ollerton2012-overplaying-role-of-honey-bees.pdf