Bees are important crop pollinators and reduced bee numbers have been described by farmers overseas as a bee crisis. Global honey production has also suffered because of bee diseases and hive collapse.
Australian native bees and honey bees are faring better but habitat loss threatens bee numbers and species loss. Farmers and gardeners are encouraged to be bee-friendly by planting native vegetation.
What’s the Buzzz? recorded 9 April 2019 University of Adelaide.
Dr Katja Hogendoorn Research Associate School of Agriculture, Food and Wine University of Adelaide and Director of the Australian Entomological Society.
Original podcast: Bringing back the bees