The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent

Jack Bates’ blueberries rely on “non-union” bees.

The Delta, British Columbia, farmer is not alone. Blueberries, raspberries, and tree fruits are some of BC’s most important crops, worth about $370 million combined—and they all depend on bees, butterflies, moths, and other pollinators for a successful harvest.

“Pollination is always a struggle,” said Bates, who owns a 90-acre blueberry farm.

That’s no surprise. Pollinators are in rough shape in British Columbia and beyond.

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