This Might Sting A Little, But Native Bees Are In Trouble
This hour, we take a look at bees. From the famous animals that make the honey we eat to lesser-known native “solitary bees” that nest in holes in the ground, there are thousands of species of bees, and hundreds of them have been found right here in Connecticut!
We'll talk about the critical role these pollinators play in agriculture and learn about the threats they face.
Later, we talk about another iconic pollinator: the monarch butterfly. Have you spotted one of these rare and magnificent creatures near your home?
- Adam Allington - Reporter with Bloomberg Environment and host of the “Business of Bees” podcast (@aallington)
- Dr. Kimberly Stoner - Associate scientist in the Department of Entomology at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
- Nancy DuBrule-Clemente - Owner of Natureworks Garden Center in Northford, CT
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired August 2, 2019.