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bee hives on truck

bee hives on truck

Transporting honey bees (Apis mellifera) to provide pollination for agriculture is big business. Commercial pollination services maintain thousands or even tens of thousands of hives that are available for rent, and they deliver by the truckload all over the country. Hives may be moved multiple times and several thousand miles per year. Researchers at North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are studying how honey bees are affected by the environmental stresses they face during transportation. (Photo credit: Wikimedia/Pollinator, CC-BY-2.5

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