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Technology, Bees, Our obsession with the weather

Presented by Charlotte Smith. A look at the weather and how farmers prepare for the best and worst conditions that are thrown at them.

All this week Farming Today looks at the weather and how farmers prepare for the best and worst conditions that elements throw at them.

Charlotte Smith talks to weather forecaster from the BBC Weather Centre, John Hammond, and asks him what farmers can do to mitigate ill effects of bad weather and how forecasting is a vital tool for the agricultural industry.

We also feature Croptec: an annual exhibition where farmers can discover the latest breakthroughs in technology to help them farm and improve yields.

Professor Riccardo Bommarco is from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He explains to Charlotte the role honeybees play alongside other insect pollinators. According to a recent study, Honeybees can squeeze out other pollinators like bumblebees and hoverflies.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Martin Poyntz-Roberts.

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