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South Korea’s Minister visits Israel’s BioBee to learn about natural pest control

Minister of Agriculture visits Israel’s BioBee to learn how to use natural predators for reduce use of chemicals on food crops. South Korea’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Mr. Lee Dong-Phil. Toured the greenhouses and laboratories of Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu’s “BioBee” factory; a company in the field of biological pest management, natural pollination and Medfly control.

The minister wanted to learn about natural alternatives to chemical pesticides and solutions to the global problem of a major decrease in the wild bee population.

Mr. Dong-Phil received an overview of eight species of environmentally friendly biological control agents, plus pollinating bumblebees, which BioBee sells to farmers through subsidiaries in 50 nations. BioFly, a division of BioBee, pioneered an all-natural approach to vanquishing Mediterranean fruit flies by unleashing sterilized male flies among crops.


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