Native bees to the rescue

Several years ago bee talk buzzed in the news reports. An outcry from farmers and biologists turned America’s attention to the declining number of bees.
The chain was easy to follow. No bees, no pollination. No pollination, no food. And though we hear almost nothing of the topic today in the media, bee populations continue to decline.
Since the Western honeybee (Apis mellifera) arrived in North America from Europe in 1622, it has been one of the most reliedupon pollinators for farme...

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