Without pollinators, produce can’t grow. Around the country, bee populations are threatened. We’ve put together a spotlight on states that are continuing the vital process of pollination and how they are providing support for apiculture.

“Every third forkful of food is insect-pollinated,” says Tim Fulton, a Kenosha beekeeper and member of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association. “This is an issue that should be important to everyone. It’s easy to feel like you’re in this alone because every producer encounters a unique problem with their hives. But we’re really all in this together. It impacts all of us.”

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Connecticut Pollinators

10 States Helping Pollinators

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Connecticut has 1,400-plus registered beekeepers who manage around 7,400 hives and 349 bee species. Without Connecticut honeybees, much of the state’s fruit and vegetable yields would be greatly diminished or nonexistent, significantly affecting the state’s economy.

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