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Hemp cultivation may help declining bee populations. According to a study published in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy, hemp has the potential to be a valuable source of pollen for bees. Researchers at Colorado State University set up traps in industrial hemp fields for five days; collecting nearly 2,000 bees from 23 different bee genera. While roughly 38% of those collected were honey bees, researchers also found high proportions of specialized genera, like Melissodes bimaculata and Peponapis pruinose.

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