Ideas for 14 April 2013
The honeybee is under threat around the world. Beekeepers in the United States are losing close to a third of their hives to Colony Collapse Disorder and things aren't looking much better in Europe. CCD hasn't arrived in New Zealand yet but the varroa mite has shown just how vulnerable our main pollinator is to deadly foreign threats. Ideas talks to: Beekeeper Frank Lindsay; National Bee Association CEO Daniel Paul, scientists Dr Mark Goodwin and Dr Alastair Robertson, and North Canterbury farmer Ross Little - one of those behind Federated Farmers' Trees for Bees campaign. Produced by Jeremy Rose.