Native Bees And Alfalfa Farmers — A Seedy Love Story

Native Bees And Alfalfa Farmers — A Seedy Love Story

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The alkali bee is slightly smaller than a honey bee, with opalescent stripes that shimmer between yellow, green, red and blue.

Northwest farmers produce a quarter of the country’s alfalfa seeds, but they get help from millions of alkali bees, thanks to one of the most unique agricultural partnerships in the country.

(Image credit: Aaron Scott/Oregon Public Broadcasting)

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