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Small steps pave way for pollinator paradise

-Land use changes have greatly impacted forage, bee health

North Dakota News Cooperative

As a 4th generation beekeeper and honey producer, Zac Browning knows his bees.

"Look here, this is a different type of native bee, this little hairy guy here," Browning said, his voice a pitch higher than normal as he moves toward a burst of flowers.

Browning also knows what these pollinators eat. He points out remnants of alfalfa, giant red clover, native sow thistle...

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