How Much Would You Pay a Honey Bee?

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Today’s food for thought: Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad, of the Radiolab podcast, ask how much nature is worth in actual dollars. What is the real-world wage of a honey bee? Plus an interesting look at the fate of an apple orchard once the bees disappeared. (Spoiler: it might not what you’d expect!)

This particular segment is from a few months back (I’m catching up on some podcast backlog!), but as we get into the springtime pollinating season, the conversation about honey bees — and what happens when they’re gone — felt very relevant. Give it a listen!

→ Listen to the Segment: How Do You Put a Price Tag on Nature? from Radiolab