Posted: 04 Nov 2011 05:38 AM PDT
Farmers in California and other states are turning over a percentage of crop land to wildflowers and shrubs that are attractive to bees. Improving bee habitat and nutrition, they hope, will boost the dwindling populations of native bees and help cut the costs of commercial pollination.
The bee habitat enhancement effort was organized by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group out of Portland, Oregon.
Read the full story, Farmers Add Plants to Attract, Nourish Bees at the National Public Radio website, NPR.org.
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