Farmers can help save bees and other wild pollinators
Today’s Video of the Day from the University of Vermont describes how a new study may help to get farmers involved in the conservation of wild pollinator species.
About two-thirds of the world’s most important food crops depend on bees and other pollinators.
These creatures are essentially keeping up a part of the food industry that is not only critical for feeding the global population, but is worth billions of dollars a year.
Pollinator species, including bees, are vanishing across the globe.
The research team is examining which wild bees are the most important to what crops. The purpose of the research is to inform farmers on practices that will conserve wild pollinators in a way that will increase their production as well.
Video Credit: University of Vermont/ Gund Institute