No Bees, No Food – Pollination

Watch John Miller, Commercial Beekeeper from North Dakota and Northern California, discuss his role in the pollination industry.

Commercial beekeeper John Miller has fought to help keep our world’s natural pollinators alive. “The link between plants and bees is a seductive life cycle, and for 120 years my family has kept bees,” he said, describing what he believes is the best job ever. However, over the last 70 years, America has lost half of its bee colonies due to their inability to find pasture, the increasing harm from pesticide and the viral predator bug, the verroa destructor. He came to TEDxUNC to remind us- no bees, no food.

2 Replies to "No Bees, No Food - Pollination"

  • Don King
    January 19, 2015 (2:20 am)

    Very inteeresting

  • Tammi Johnson
    March 12, 2015 (8:47 pm)

    The bee colonies being threatened and suffering.Could the cause not be from pesticides but from GMO seeds of altered plant modification,couldn’t that be the cause.,

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