Business of Bees

7 EpisodesProduced by Bloomberg

These days about one in three bites of food you eat wouldn’t be possible without commercial bee pollination. And the economic value of insect pollination worldwide is estimated to be about $217 billion. But as important as bees have become for farming, there’s also increasing signs that bees are in … read more

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Of Pollinators and Pesticides

June 20th, 2019

28:15

Bees are up against a lot these days: a shrinking habitat, invasive mites, Colony Collapse Disorder, and even the pesticides on the crops they help …

Invasion of the Beehive Bodysnatchers

June 13th, 2019

24:30

The drastic decline in honeybee populations is no secret. For years, pesticides were thought to be the leading cause of increased die-offs. But new …

Honeybees Don’t Need to be ‘Saved’

June 6th, 2019

20:42

Fluffy black and yellow-striped honeybees are the poster species for environmentalists working to save these struggling insects. But what about the …

How Bees and Farmers Got Together

May 30th, 2019

23:02

Commercial honey bees take laps around the U.S. to pollinate fruits, veggies and nuts – and their services aren’t cheap. But they are essential. …

Apis Mellifera

May 23rd, 2019

18:24

Hosts Adam Allington and David Schultz take us back to the earliest days of beekeeping in Egypt and tell us how humans and honeybees formed a …

The Big Business of Bees

May 16th, 2019

21:53

In the premiere episode of Business of Bees, we dive deep into the modern bee-conomy. Hosts Adam Allington and Tiffany Stecker start in the almond fields of California, where farmers need bees for the largest managed …

Introducing: Business of Bees

May 2nd, 2019

3:11
These days about one in three bites of food you eat wouldn’t be possible without commercial bee pollination. And the economic value of insect …
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