Bumblebees in Tasmania – pollination push

Former Palmer United senator Jacquie Lambie is backing a push to allow tomato growers to use feral bumblebees in Tasmania as pollinators in glasshouses.

The move is seen as a first step in introducing bumblebees to mainland Australia, where they could threaten native bee populations and other insects as well as help spread weeds.

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