Canada’s honey bee and wild bee populations are facing challenges - due to many different factors. This could become a problem for the food chain and for agriculture, since many crops rely heavily on insect pollination. Experts from several universities came together in a nationwide 5-year research project to try and work out what is going on.
// Blueberries are one of Canada’s top exports.
// Insects pollinating the blossoms enable development of the fruit – as they do with other cultivated plants.
// However, Canada’s pollinator populations face challenges.
// A nationwide research project that has investigated the multifactorial causes, finished this year.