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USDA Spending $8 Million More


USDA Spending $8 Million More Reported March 17, 2014, USDA allocated $3 million to feed honeybees. Three months later another $8 million has been earmarked for the same 5 states; Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, South Dakota and North Dakota since 65% of bee colonies reside in these states during the summer. This incentive is intended to prompt

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Earth Day


Earth Day Abstract (part two) -written by John Delwiche   Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “if a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.” Thoreau was a believer in the religious significance of

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Earth Day


Earth Day Abstract (Part One) -written by: John Delwiche  44 years have past, since the first Earth Day was cast into my mind on April 22, 1970. There were 3,000 of us gathered at the Brown County Arena in Green Bay that night, when a line of severe thunderstorms came rolling trough.  The violent squall

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USDA Spending 3 Million to Feed Honeybees


USDA Spending 3 Million to Feed Honeybees FOX News, Associated Press, February 25, 2014, – USDA spending 3 million dollars to feed honeybees in five Midwestern states. The grant will help those farmers registered, inspected and score high when the application is rated by EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program). Farmers with the most acreage committed to planting

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Worlds Largest Honeybee


 Worlds Largest Honeybee The worlds largest honeybee,  Apis dorsata laboriosa (the Himalayan honeybee), measures 1.2 inches long and is found in elevations between 8,200 and 9,800 feet. The Himalayan honeybee, builds large nests under southwest facing overhangs of massive vertical cliffs. One nest can contain up to 130 pounds of honey.  Do not miss this

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