Bees give broadacre crops a buzz – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Researchers at the CSIRO have shown that introducing honey bees to broadacre crops can significantly increase yields.

The study showed that managed bees placed in faba bean crops increased yields by around 17 per cent.

Dr Saul Cunningham, from the CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship program, says it would also be cost effective to apply hived bees to other crops such as lentils and canola.

via Bees give broadacre crops a buzz – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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