7 episodes

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 trouble. In the decade-plus since the first cases of Colony Collapse Disorder were reported, bees are still dying in record numbers, and important questions remain unanswered.

Over the course of one year, host Adam Allington and environment reporters David Schultz and Tiffany Stecker traveled to all corners of the honeybee ecosystem from Washington, D.C., to the California almond fields, and orchards of the upper Midwest to bring back answers to these questions.

Business of Bees Bloomberg

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    • 4.8, 83 Ratings

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 trouble. In the decade-plus since the first cases of Colony Collapse Disorder were reported, bees are still dying in record numbers, and important questions remain unanswered.

Over the course of one year, host Adam Allington and environment reporters David Schultz and Tiffany Stecker traveled to all corners of the honeybee ecosystem from Washington, D.C., to the California almond fields, and orchards of the upper Midwest to bring back answers to these questions.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

gamer 4 justice! ,

Excellent Podcast

Enjoyed the overview of the business of beekeeping in America. Very well done and provides perspectives from all the key players in this industry. I have already recommended this podcast to my beekeeping friends.

mcjarvis2 ,

interesting and educational

Loved listening to this podcast! I learned a lot about a subject I wasn’t familiar with, without being overloaded with information. I appreciated the variety of guest from scientist to enthusiast. I’ve sent this podcast to family members and friends. I think most people would find this interesting and educational.

DailyBuzz ,

A Powerful podcast that everyone should hear

This series of podcasts delve into a serious threat to the heart of our food supply. It is a comprehensive analysis of the industry of bee pollination and the extraordinary effort it takes to care for and move the billions of bees that crisscross the country pollinating fields and orchards in this country.

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