Bee-pollinated strawberries have a better shape, weight, firmness and shelf-life. In fact, a recent EU study shows that bees raise the market value of European strawberries by a staggering 1.05 billion Euros per year. It’s magic!
Dr. Stephen Humphreys is one of three Bayer BeeAmbassadors in the UK. Equipped with the most up-to-date scientific information, he is ready to be grilled: about bees, neonicotinoids, and Bayer’s 25 year track record of promoting bee health.
The new study by Fischer et al. which has just been published had such promise. But yet again, we see another opportunity for a realistic study which could shed some light on the debate into factors which affect bee colony health has been wasted.
The 2013 results of the “Pollinator Diversity Project in Southwestern Germany” are out and provide scientific evidence of the power of flower strips. The test plots, ecologically enhanced with an abundant supply of wild flowers, show a steep increase in both the range o...
Long, cold winters and wet summers go a long way to explaining bee losses in Scotland, says a recent study covering the past two winter seasons. The good news is: disease control and good nutrition give bees a head start in the survival game.