Bee Health (podcast)

GAO Podcast IconBees are critical to our food supply by pollinating crops that are worth billions of dollars to U.S. agriculture. Commercial beekeepers manage about 2 million honey bee colonies, and many beekeepers transport their hives around the country to pollinate crops at different times of the year. Yet nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies have been dying each year since 2006, according to government and university researchers.

Listen to Steve Morris, a director in our Natural Resources and Environment team, discuss federal efforts to protect bee health.

 

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