BBC Radio 4 Farming Today – Academics say bees are choosing to forage by roadsides rather than fields

BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today, Halal Slaughter, Bees, Hedgehogs

New research from scientists at Plymouth University shows bumble bees are ending up feeding on flowers by the road side of hedges rather than on the field-side of the boundary. 

That’s because fertilisers used on crops also encourage more grasses and non-flowering plants, so bees have little to feed on.

To listen, click HERE and go to 05:59 into the programme.