A ‘bee highway’ is being created in Detroit, and it could help offset the dangerous decline of honeybees

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The nonprofit Bees in the D is managing a network of beehives in Detroit to offset the decline of honeybees.
Honeybee populations have declined dramatically for most of the past decade. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that honeybees pollinate about $15 billion of crops each year.
Bees in the D, which launched two years ago, currently operates 102 hives. Half of them are within the city limits, and they reach as far as Canada.
Brian Peterson-Roest, the nonprofit’s co-founder and CEO, told Business Insider that his team is building a “bee highway” to bring hives to nearby areas that currently do not have any.

A nonprofit in Detroit is setting up beehives around the city to help increase local bee populations and educate residents about the importance of pollinators.

Bees in the D, which launched two years ago with six hives, operates 102 hives throughout Michigan and nearby areas, said co-founder and CEO Brian Peterson-Roest, an elementary school teacher.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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