Vice-President’s beehive brings attention to pollinators

July 5, 2017

From: North Platte Bulletin

In a show of concern for the plight of bees and other pollinators, Second Lady Karen Pence and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently unveiled a beehive on the grounds of the U.S. vice president’s res­idence.

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The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service is conducting research to improve the nutritional health of bees, to control the Varroa mite and other pests and pathogens, and to understand the effects of pesticides on colonies, the USDA said.

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