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Honey Straight from the Hive

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Bees must tap two million flowers and travel the equivalent of the distance between Washington, D.C., and Boston, to make just one pound of honey.

Society needs healthy bees and other insects to pollinate crops, but land use changes that decrease flower abundance can affect bee health and pollination services. Midwestern states are losing native grasslands and conservation lands that historically have provided abundant flowers for pollinators.


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