8 Aug 2016

Counting the cost of the honeybee decline

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:27 pm on 8 August 2016

Honeybees are vital pollinators, and their numbers have been dwindling due to the varroa mite and colony collapse disorder. Now New Zealand scientists have attempted to quantify just how much this is going to cost our economy.

Steve Wratten of the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University is the co-author of a study into the impact of honey bee loss on our agricultural sector.

honey bee

honey bee Photo: supplied

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