More soy beans, less honey in Argentina

Posted by Jill Lyman - email

Honey production in Argentina is down and officials are blaming soy beans and cows.

Argentina is the world's number one honey exporter, and honey producers say they need more and more bees to maintain honey production.

They say the key to happy bees are cows, and now that pasture land is being turned into soy fields, less honey is being produced.

The bee keepers say the bees follow the cows and move across fields collecting pollen. Without the cows, the bees stay in one place and collect less pollen.