The Business of Bees
Bloomberg Environment reporters spent six months reporting on the plight of the honeybee for a new podcast, available now.
Business of Bees analyzes the critical dangers facing honeybees – a tiny insect with an outsized impact on the economy. Shared in a storytelling style backed by the journalistic rigor you expect from Bloomberg Environment, this series examines what has changed in the decade since colony collapse disorder was first identified.
Bees are up against a lot these days: a shrinking habitat, invasive mites, Colony Collapse Disorder, and even the pesticides on the crops they help pollinate. Hosts Adam Allington, Tiffany Stecker and David Schultz dig into recent studies that show nectar and pollen contaminated with insecticides may be harming bees much more than previously thought.