Bee Vectoring Technology Uses Bees to Apply Pesticide on Crops

Bees are pretty remarkable creatures (once you get past all that stinging). They pollinate crops, make delicious honey, and if a Toronto-based agtech company has its way, bees will be used to apply pesticides to crops to help ward off disease and increase yields.

The appropriately named Bee Vectoring Technology (BVT) works with commercial beehive operators hired by farms to pollinate crops. BVT installs a dispenser in the hives that holds a patented, all natural and organic fungicide in powder form. As the bees exit the hive, they walk through the powder and carry it to the crops. When the bees land and shake to release pollen from the plant, the fungicide is dropped into the flower where it acts a preventative measure against certain pests.

 

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