No less than 20% of the world's cranberry production comes from British Columbia.
He believes, however, that it is too early to say if the temperature change caused damage: Bees are necessary for proper pollination of cranberries, as they are for all berry crops.
Alison McAfee adds that the concern extends similarly to honeybees, although beekeepers can help them manage temperature-related risks.
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However, she specifies that certain species of bumblebees in North America are already under pressure and risk disappearing.
Like bees, bumblebees contribute to pollination.
Bombus occidentalis[the western bumblebee] is a species native to British Columbia that was so common that it was used for commercial pollination and has been decimated to the point where I ;see more, says Alison McAfee.
The change has been drastic, says Kevin Boon, executive director of the British Columbia Livestock Association. He believes the rapid change in temperatures is difficult for livestock.
They are much happier going from cold to warm than from hot to cold. But it is very difficult for their bodies to adapt.
A quote from Kevin Boon, executive director of the British Columbia Cattle Breeders' Association
He says ranchers need to adapt to these changes, by adapting the diet and their enclosures.
British Columbia farmers faced a shortage of fodder to feed their livestock during the summer 2023.
Kevin Boon adds that breeders are also very attentive to the premature melting of snowpacks due to warm weather. This risks worsening drought conditions and preventing farmers from producing enough feed for livestock.
So we have to hope that we will have a little more humidity to fill [the reservoirs], he specifies. But it's not yet the time to panic, far from it.
According to information from La Presse Canadian