“We need a holistic approach to bee health challenges”

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Bee health has been the subject of much media attention over the last year — and rightly so. Bees are a critical part of the agricultural system and they are largely responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat.

There are few who are more concerned about this issue than the manufacturers of pest control products who depend heavily on bees to pollinate the crops their products are designed to protect. Quite simply put, we as an industry absolutely need bees in order to thrive.

I’m concerned that as many groups focus the conversation about bee deaths solely on pesticides we’re losing an opportunity to address bee health in a fulsome and meaningful way.

Related article:  Why are thousands of bumblebees dying around the fragrant Linden trees of London?

Read the full, original story here: “Opinion: We need a holistic approach to bee health challenges” 

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