49: Michael Collinson of Bee Vector Technologies - Nature's Solution To Healthy Crops

Michael Collinson is the Chairman of Bee Vector Technologies (BVT) a complete pest and disease management solutions to help growers improve their crop quality.

Highlights

  • Bee colony collapse is caused by multiple issues and mortality rates are not sustainable

  • "Employing" Bumble Bees and Honey Bees to deliver an organic solution for plants

  • Discovering a fungus that acts as the penicillin for plants

  • Going through the EPA registration process because that is where the value lies

  • Benefits of their solution vs other pesticides

  • How BVT works with farmers to test the product

  • Future of agriculture

  • BVT grown products in 10 years

Time stamp:
[02:05] How big is the problem of bee colony collapse?
[03:10] How BVT works with bees?
[05:45] How was the solution discovered?
[06:30] Where you are on your journey
[10:00] Biggest concern from farmers
[12:00] Why use bumble bees?
[13:00] BVT's business model
[15:00] Future of farming
[16:40] Regulatory process and working with growers

Useful links:
BVT website - http://www.beevt.com/
Michael Collinson's Linkedin- https://uk.linkedin.com/in/michael-collinson-24b75714

Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/49-michael-collinson-bee-vector-technologies-natures/id1290523873?i=1000447607619

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1UesIObblCgrZv9MCYixAN

Google Podcast: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5Mjk5ODAucnNz&episode=dGFnOmF1ZGlvYm9vbS5jb20sMjAxOS0wOC0yMzovcG9zdHMvNzM0OTg1Nw

Maiko Schaffrath