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Hemp crops make for diverse bee communities, according to a new study
Charlotte Barker | | Quick Read
Hemp crops make for diverse bee communities, according to a new study. Entomologists from Cornell University found that industrial hemp farms supported 16 different species of bees, and suggest that hemp could provide a valuable source of food for bees at a time of year when few other plants are flowering.
Credit: Heather Lee Grab.
Reference: NR Flicker et al., Environmental Entomology, nvz141 (2019). DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvz141.