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Is the future of pest control biologics and bees?
Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) helps farmers achieve greater yields and fight pests with bees. In this episode, I chatted with founder, Ashish Malik, who wanted to create an agricultural solution that could support feeding the earth’s growing population. BVT’s technology starts in a ‘smart hive’, where bees dip their bodies in a non-toxic biological fungicide before going off to do their bee business. Bees pass the fungicide along to the plant 95% more efficiently than farmers’ sprays–which means less fungicide is needed in the long run. Their proprietary fungicide technology, is known as a “biologic”, or a living organism that can help fight off or deter agricultural pests. “Biologics” have become a recent buzzword in agriculture–even though the technology has actually been around for 20+ years.