Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

Beekeeper hoping to form local group

    Of the 30,000 species of bees that exist worldwide, 400 of them can be found in Missouri. Bees contribute $14 billion to the value of U.S. crop production. Three quarters of all flowering plants require pollinators, such as bees, to reproduce. In their six week lifespan, one bee produces just 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. It takes 60,000 bees to produce one pound of honey. And bees have been experiencing a mysterious rash of disappearances over the last decade.

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