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.

The effects of Colony Collapse Disorder are still reverberating in hives throughout the U.S., but the business of bees is actually booming.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that commercial beekeeping adds more than $15 billion in economic value to agriculture each year, with no sign of a recession in sight.