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In the previous slide show we saw that large bee populations maximize the rate
of pollination in alfalfa seed fields, thus minimizing the time to pollinate
the field. Is this the tradeoff between bee yields and seed yields that we
were expecting? What is the optimum number of bees for a grower to introduce
into a field in order to maximize profits? Using my model of alfalfa
pollination, and data from field monitoring, I made a first attempt to answer