You've heard this question a lot in the last few years. What's killing the bees? Why are they dying? How bad is this?
Well, while many articles share this headline, few actually explain it.
For starters, do you even know there is a difference between Wild & Domestic bees? Or that the classic honey bee we are all so familiar with is not native to the US?
In this episode we sit down with Matias Viel, co-founder of Bee Flow, a technology company creating a new paradigm in pollination services that is showing Growers how much they benefit by putting bees first, and Mike Briano from Harris Woolf Almonds, a crop that relies on bees more than any other.
In this episode, you'll learn about:
The difference between farmed and wild pollinators
Why over reliance on farmed pollinators poses environmental challenges
How we need more growers to start measuring pollination
Why it has been challenging for growers to rely on wild pollinators
What the future of pollination services might look like
0:45 Episode Intro
3:25 Introductions for Team Bee
8:20 Breaking Down “The Bees Are Dying” Headline into what’s actually happening
13:30 How Almond Industry Monitors Pollinator Health Today
15:25 Threats to Wild Pollinators
17:20 The Relationship between Bees & Almonds
24:00 Balancing Restoring Biodiversity without Sacrificing Yield
29:20 Measuring Pollination
35:30 Wild Pollinators & Farmed Pollinators Can Help Each Other
39:40 Dialogue on Wild Pollinators Today
47:15 The Debate over Classifying Bumble Bees as Threatened
55:37 What is The Future of Pollination Services