Birds and the Bees

July 29, 2021


Birds and the Bees

NWA Daily

A PhD entomology student at the U of A is researching ways to slow the decline of the wild bee population in the Ozarks.

  • Pollination station: With a dozen wild bee habitats, the efforts are focused on observing how well wild bees thrive with different types of wildflowers. The goal of this research is to help local farmers improve the health of their crops.
  • Potential solution: A large part of the problem is due to monoculture, and research is showing that planting a wildflower population aids in making healthier crops and healthier bees.

You can listen to the full interview HERE.

Story courtesy of KUAF

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