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Bee Health (podcast)

Posted on March 15, 2016

Bees are critical to our food supply by pollinating crops that are worth billions of dollars to U.S. agriculture. Commercial beekeepers manage about 2 million honey bee colonies, and many beekeepers transport their hives around the country to pollinate crops at different times of the year. Yet nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies have been dying each year since 2006, according to government and university researchers.

Listen to Steve Morris, a director in our Natural Resources and Environment team, discuss federal efforts to protect bee health.

Bee Health

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