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Protecting Pollinators

Without pollinators, there wouldn’t be much to look at or eat. Pollinators are responsible for aiding the growth of over 80% of the world’s 1,400 crop plants (the plants that produce all of our food and plant-based industrial products). According … Continue reading

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The Buzz about Bees

A new book coming out this month offers a unique look at the life of commercial beekeepers and the current state of commercial beekeeping in the U.S. The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half-a-Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus follows John Miller, one of only 1200 commercial beekeepers still crossing the country each year to pollinate the crops of America’s farms.

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