A truck hauling bee hives crashed and overturned along a northern Michigan roadway, unleashing a big swarm of bees, police said.
A new study indicates that insects like honey bees in many cases can do a better job of pollinating soybeans than the plants can do on their own.
Customers value honey and beeswax products from Raines Honey Farm’s bees, but those pollinators are also essential for several fruit, vegetable and nut crops.
Being respectful of others — including bees — is important. Roughly 750 people and about 7,800 hives are registered on BeeCheck, said Fred Whitford, Purdue University clinical engagement professor.
June marks National Pollinator Month, which was established to bring awareness of the relationship between plants and pollinators.