Pesticide antidote might help struggling bees

Pollen patties filled with enzymes may prevent bees from ingesting harmful pesticides
01 July 2021
Presented by Charlotte Birkmanis
Production by Charlotte Birkmanis.


Honey bees on honeycomb


New technology may help save bees by providing an antidote for deadly pesticides. The new solution allows beekeepers to feed their bees ‘pollen patties’, a pollen-sized microparticle filled with enzymes to prevent the bees from ingesting certain pesticides. Charlotte Birkmanis chatted with Cornell University’s James Webb to get the latest buzz on their sweet technology.


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