Bee research lab University of Florida

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  1. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    The bee population is dropping, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by around 30% each year. The Florida State Beekeepers Association is asking lawmakers for $3.5 million to build a new honey bee research facility at the University of Florida. With that, they hope to provide Congress with real-time information on bee problems directly affecting Florida. (WINK)
     
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    I hope they get it for this will be money well spent, but that is the problem, they usually don't for good things.

    Ken
     

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    well here we don't waste money building bee labs.... after all reputation and status are determined by the size of a schools football stadium.
     
  4. Americasbeekeeper

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    Bee research should be Florida’s next big investment. At least, that’s what a state watchdog says. Florida TaxWatch, which usually makes suggestions on programs the state should stop paying for, did some research and found a project they say the state should spend money on: a new research facility focused on bees. (WGCU)
     
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    given the current political climate in places like Florida..... good luck on that!
     
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    Buzzing bees are the sound of money in Florida. The sunshine state is the third largest producer of honey in the U.S. The industry made more than $23 million in 2012, but experts say our honeybee population is dying – threatening to cripple the state's economy. Now, there is a plan to save both; and a local beekeeper is behind it. (NBC 2, WZVN) http://www.nbc-2.com/story/24958478/bee-bill-could-help-floridas-economy#.UyL6UNK1Euc
    http://www.abc-7.com/story/24958478/bee-bill-could-help-floridas-economy#.UyL6WdK1Euc