Bees and pollinators have come to the very forefront of our discussion of agriculture. The debate between protecting crops from pests and protecting pollinators has gotten heated at times. During the Iowa State Fair, the Iowa Honey Producers are having a casual dialogue with the consumers and farmers who are stopping by.
Audio: Interview with State Apiarist Andy Joseph
Andy Joseph is the State Apiarist with the Iowa Honey Producers. He talks about the outreach they do at the Iowa State Fair to connect with consumers and tell the bees’ story.
Joseph talks about the dialogue going on with farmers to find ways to protect bees but also protect the valuable crops Iowa produces. The dialogue has been improving and needs to continue.
You can find out more about what the Iowa Honey Producers are up to by going to their website.