MSU Extension joins effort to protect state’s honeybees

Mississippi State University Extension Service is working hard to protect honeybees from pesticides used by farmers. Since many beekeepers are located near soybean and cotton fields, the potential for accidental exposure is high. Extension is trying to solve this program with “a unified flagging system to be used throughout the state to identify hive locations that are near agricultural fields.” This way, pesticide applicators are more aware and can more thoughtfully apply their pesticides. 

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