Wednesday, January 20, 2010

France Plants Flowers to Aid Honey Bees

Making a Buzz: French Roads to Help Honey Bees AFP, 1/19/2010

PARIS — France is to sow nectar-bearing flowers on the sides of roads in an experiment aimed at helping the honey bee, hit by an alarming worldwide decline, the ministry of sustainable development said on Tuesday.

More than 250 kilometres (155 miles) of roadside will be sown in the coming months, launching a three-year test that could be extended to the country's 12,000-kilometer (7,500-mile) network of non-toll roads, it said…

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