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Bee Buffers in Ohio

posted Sep 2, 2015, 12:39 PM by Mike Stamper   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 12:43 PM ]

Long discussed as a way to improve honeybee health and encourage wild pollinators, Bee Buffers are becoming a reality with support from the Pollinator Partnership.  Planted with pollinator friendly nectar bearing plants, a one acre buffer is enough to impact 33 acres of farmland.  Last year, pilot projects were launched in California and North Carolina.  The Pollinator Partnership is actively recruiting Ohio farmers to extend the project to that state this year.