Research, Science & environment

Berkeley Talks: What can be done to protect pollinators

In this episode of Just Food, a podcast by the Berkeley Food Institute, experts discuss what farms can do in response to dwindling bee populations.

honey bee flying toward purple flowers
(Photo by Diane Villadsen)


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honey bee flying toward purple flowers

(Photo by Diane Villadsen)

California’s agriculture has been impacted by dwindling bee populations. In this episode of Just Food, a podcast from the Berkeley Food Institute at UC Berkeley, experts discuss what farms can do in response — not only to protect honeybees, but also to restore native pollinator species. This episode was originally published in September 2017.

This episode features:

  • Colin Muller, a beekeeper at Muller Ranch
  • Claire Kremen, professor of environmental science in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley
  • Paul Muller, part-owner of Full Belly Farm

This podcast was produced by the Berkeley Food Institute in partnership with the UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism.

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