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Rick Worthington Bees
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: January 02, 2018

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Some farmers and ranchers have been getting some federal help to improve the health of honey bees.

Bees play an important role in food production, pollinating an estimated $15 billion worth of crops, according to USDA.

Professor David Tarpy says some of the items and costs associated with a packaged honeybee colony available for backyard or hobby beekeepers.

Bee numbers have been declining at a sharp rate in recent years due to a number of factors.

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