Agri View: Honeybee Dilemma Continues

Dan Agri View, Research

honeybeeEverett Griner talks about honeybee research continues but still not quite there in today’s Agri View.

It has been over a decade now since the honeybee industry almost collapsed. Scientists have worked every day to try to determine what has caused it. So far they still don’t have an answer. They have decided that it was a combination of factors, current studies, presenting as many new mysteries as they solved.

Here is something that is new to me. There is a difference in the study of bumblebees and honeybees. Bumblebees seem less affected by certain fungicides than honeybees. Remember, there is a difference between fungicides and pesticides. The difference is been one of the problems scientists have had to deal with in their studies.

Well, anyway, the effort to find a solution goes on. Meanwhile the farmers continue to struggle and keep the industry going. And, I think they are doing a pretty good job. Don’t you?

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…