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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.

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    • 4.8, 100 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
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

El2953 ,

Whether you are a beekeeper or just curious, this is amazing!

Love this podcast, there are not enough good ones about bees. I’m a beekeeper and find that most bee podcasts are either way too beginner or way too in depth (so I cant recommend to non beekeepers). This one dives into topics and gets real scientists to come in and talk, all while keeping it fun and exciting.

Thanks so much, I hope you keep this going! Bees need help and the more people fall in love with them and respect them the better the world will bee

tamikorashida ,

Informative and entertaining

I am devoting time an energy to learning all I can about protecting pollinators, in particular bees. This podcast broke it all down so that I could make informed decisions about how to help.

Rd MSP ,

Engaging, insightful storytelling

Brilliantly done—takes a wonky topic, makes it compelling. Perfect production as well makes it a pleasure to listen.

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