- 18 May 2023
- 1:00 pm
Bees, Flowers and Pesticides: Understanding Risks to Bees on Farmland
Using The National Honey Monitoring Scheme to Understand the Risks Posed to Bees in Farmlands
Honeybees and wild bees are crucial part of our national biodiversity and support crop production. However, in farmlands they have suffered due to a loss of flowering resources, nesting habitats and exposure to pesticides. In this talk we will disuses what those risks are, how we can monitor them and whether there may be approaches we can use to reduce their impact.
Ben Woodcock has worked on trying to get biodiversity back into agriculture for 20 years, focusing on beneficial insects such as bees and predatory insects. He is interested in how we support farmers to produce food while minimizing the impacts that these production systems have on native wildlife.