News Coverage on BVT

CEO Secrets: Using Bees to Protect Crops
BBC NewsNovember 13, 2017

BVT has a simple way for farmers to protect their crops from fungal infections. Put a tray of organic fungicide outside a beehive. The bees walk through it as they leave and spread it on the crop for you. It beats spraying crops with chemicals, says the company. But for CEO Ashish Malik, the challenge is persuading farmers to accept the new idea.

Bee Vectoring Technologies on BBC World: Video
BBC WorldOctober 26, 2017
Agricultural Startup BVT Bets on Bees to Protect Crops
CBC News: BusinessJuly 9, 2017

Bee Vectoring Technology is using bumblebees to apply natural fungicide to crops threatened by botrytis fungus. The company is using organic bee hives which are part of a research study being conducted by the startup biotechnology company based in Mississauga, Ont.

Bee Vectoring Technologies on CBC: Video
CBC NewsJuly 7, 2017

Scientists are testing new technology that enables bees to protect crops from mold while they go about their usual pollinating.

Microbials and Biopesticides Begin a New Era
Age of BiologicalsMarch 15, 2017

Bee Vectoring Technology (BVT) is working on microbial products, starting with a fungus called Clonostachys rosea, with an added twist—BVT’s delivery system is biological. The fungus is carried by bumblebees to the flowers of blooming crops.

Using Bees to Pollinate and Inoculate Crops
MidasLetterFebruary 7, 2017

CEO Ashish Malik, formerly with Bayer CropScience, is passionate about protecting bees, and also finding ways to protect valuable crops like strawberries, from pests without the use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Plus, the bees do themselves a favour.

Start-Up Bets on Bumble Bees to Solve Global Food Shortage
Fox Business NetworkDecember 9, 2016

The world’s population is exploding and is expected to reach 10 billion people in 2050. Global farmers can’t keep up with demand, raising fears that the world could face a food shortage, and more people are relying on controversial GMOs to feed themselves as a result.

Unearthing Nature’s Pesticides
bioGraphicOctober 25, 2016

Biological pesticides, from bacterial toxins to fungi delivered by bees, are a hot trend in agriculture. But harnessing nature is no easy task.

Davis man takes over local operations of Canadian startup
The Davis EnterpriseSeptember 4, 2016

Bee Vectoring Technologies, a Canadian biotech startup, has announced that it plans to move its main operations to the Sacramento area and hire Davis resident Ashish Malik as its president and CEO.

The science behind bee vectoring technology
Business Review CanadaSeptember 4, 2016

Michael Collinson, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technology, speaks to Business Review USA and Canada about the science behind the bee vectoring process and its impact on agriculture.

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