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What’s All the Buzz About? Honey Bee Decline Slows, But Demand Remains High

Honey bees and agriculture have a symbiotic relationship. Universities and nonprofits are conducting research to combat honeybee decline worldwide.

 

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On September 22, 2016, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed listing the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (RPBB) as endangered and invited comments from stakeholders. CLA has led efforts to inform partner organizations on the potential impact of the proposed listing to the health of U.S. agriculture, while pointing out[…]

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