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Honey bees get help surviving winter

Posted by | May 11, 2016

Honey beeWSU honey bee researcher Brandon Hopkins is helping bees survive winter. Find out how he’s using European bee stock, without importing any bees (which is illegal).

Beekeepers can’t change the winter, but they can change the bees

Surviving winter is one challenge honey bees face. Getting enough to eat is also critical.  Learn how weeds can help bees get the carbs and protein they need to thrive.

Growing weeds and feeding bees: Beekeepers and farmers work to help honey bees thrive

These two features all about honey bees are published by Northwest Public Radio.


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