The berries and the bees


theglobeandmail.com | Published 3 Mary 2016

IVAN SEMENIUK

Todd Mason stands among long rows of strawberry plants and taps a white box the size of a 12-pack of beer. The box starts to buzz – loudly.

“Can you hear them?” he asks.

The bumblebees are in there, and they are also flitting among the blossoms on the commercial strawberry farm. They are Mr. Mason’s airborne lab assistants, helping to conduct a controlled experiment that could reap a huge success for the Canadian company behind it.


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