Seeking Help for Pollinators

 By Glynn Young   Monsanto (Between the Rows) June 21, 2012

It’s National Pollinator Week in the United States, and on Monday, Dr. Ed Spevak of the St. Louis Zoo’s Invertebrate Program – an expert on native North American bees – spoke to a group of Monsanto employees Monday about bees. Specifically, he talked about the diversity of the global bee population (globally, 20,000 species; 250 species of bumble bees alone) and the importance of bees and other pollinators for agriculture (54 percent of crops in the U.S. alone depend upon pollinators).

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