12 Jun 2019

The cost of covering up: Bees prevented from doing their job

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 12 June 2019

Around three quarters of the world's food crops rely on pollinators like bees  - but what happens if they can't actually get to the crop?

That's been the subject of a recent study carried out by Plant & Food Research, which examined the effects of the use of protective covers over kiwifruit crops in the Bay of Plenty.

Research leader Dr Lisa Evans joins Kathryn to explain the findings.