Bee Vectoring Technology Offers an Organic Solution to Pesticides

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 25, 2015
References: beevt
Bee Vectoring Technology Inc., otherwise known as BVT, is an innovative crop control company that's on the verge of revolutionizing the agricultural industry.

With the world's population estimated to grow to an astonishing 9 billion by the year 2050, farmers will need to produce 70% more food to keep up. Unfortunately, current methods of disease and pest control on available farmland can lead to soil degradation, environmental damage and over-use of water, which will make this goal difficult to achieve.

BVT seeks to drastically cut down, or even eliminate, such damage by manufacturing an organic, patent-pending compound which is naturally distributed to flowering crops via bumble bees. The method is simple: BVT designed the VectorPak, a removable tray that easily fits inside of the bees' hive. Upon walking through the tray, the bees pick up the compound, which attaches to the hair on their legs and bodies, and disseminate it to the flowering plants of crops. Bumble bees are the natural choice for a solution like BVT, making 1,000 pollinating trips a day and visiting an average of 10 flowers per minute. Not to mention they also carry 10 times more pollen (and inoculant) than their honey bee counterparts.

Besides cost-effectiveness and disease control, the BVT method offers meaningful organic certification of produce, greater shelf life, higher efficiency of flower protection and higher overall effectiveness, as the crops will not develop a resistance to the compound as they do to chemical pesticides.

Currently, BVT operates out of a world-class facility in Ontario, Canada, manufacturing its own bio control with a team of internationally renowned scientists. To find out more, you can visit the website here.