We all know the saying, "busy as a bee". But there's more truth to that statement than you might at first believe. Honeybees not only produce honey...commercial honeybees pollinate about $15 billion worth of agricultural products each year. But the bees have been in decline for more than a decade due to habitat loss and pesticide use. The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to help honeybees by giving $3 million to farmers and ranchers in the Upper Midwest to improve pastures. The USDA hopes to help the bees by encouraging farmers in those states to plant alfalfa, clover and other plants that feed both bees and livestock. Local beekeeper Steve Suchomel recently paid a visit on K99's Russ Gowey..............
K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel Part 1
K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel Part 2
K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel Part 3
K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel Part 4