UW-Madison Researcher Investigates Native Insects As Pollinating Alternatives To Bees

by Andy Soth
| May 19, 2014

Claudio Gratton has always felt that bees are, well, the “bee’s knees." Now, the University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has become something of an insect CSI investigator as he follows the science to discover whether or not native Wisconsin bees can be as effective in pollinating crops and flowers as the honey bee population – which has been dwindling in numbers for the past several years.

Claudio says we can all take some simple steps to encourage wild bees to pollinate… find out how.

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Andy Soth is a reporter for the "Wisconsin Life" project who grew up in a neighboring state but now loves Wisconsin because it’s like Minnesota without the smugness.