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Bee Colony Losses Down in 2016 for U.S. Beekeepers

The number of honey bee colonies lost last year is down from the previous year and shows an improvement over the ten-year average.

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Blueberries are more adept to buzz pollination, a vibrating act performed by bumble bee species and other native pollinators that literally shakes the pollen from the flower. However, the availability and abundance of these native pollinators are often not enough to support pollination needs for larger or commercial operations. This is[…]

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