Of the more than 20,000 species of bees globally, over 400 call New Jersey home. On Wednesday at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, The Nature Conservancy hosted a variety of presentations on “Farms, Forests and Rivers: Sustaining Our Way of Life. One panel of speakers focused solely on the beneficial effects pollinators, such as bees, have on agriculture production and how to combat the overall decline in bee population. "They’re basically flying dust bombs," said Dan Cariveau, a postdoctoral research associate at Rutgers University’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources.
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