Government says bees in crisis and funds millions for local solutions

Washington Times — Bees are nearing a “crises,” prompting the government to spend millions on a massive data base and asking beekeepers on March 27 for advice on how to save them and prevent the nation’s agriculture from collapsing. “We’re not very far above a crisis or a critical situation,” said Jeffery Pettis, lead bee researcher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “We’re operating on a very thin margin as far as meeting pollination demands.” Read article

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