New Technologies in Pesticide Application

In the world of commercial pollinators, honey bees reign supreme.  A new technology, known as bee vectoring, aims to harness bumblebees  to begin spreading pesticides to advance crop protection. The idea is a sort of pollination in reverse.  Using a tray of organic pesticides, the bees track pesticides onto the plants as they collect pollen, leaving the chemicals as a crop protection after they depart. The technology is only in early stages, but bears watching. For more information, click here.