BDN interviews Fanning on pollinators

Bangor Daily News interviewed Phillip Fanning, assistant professor of agriculture entomology at the University of Maine, on the pollination process of bees. In Maine, there are 90 native pollinators that visit wild and cultivated flowering plants. All of them are far more efficient at pollination than domestic honey bees. “Our best pollinators are bumble bees. They are very efficient,” said Fanning.