Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Jun 19, 2015 02:20 PM CDT

The Pollinator's Dilemma

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- It's Pollinator Week and my bees are oblivious to the hoopla. They are too busy gorging on the long strip of blooming white clover my neighbor left uncut this week to care about headlines.

Earlier this spring, my husband and I had one of those sticky conversations with our neighbor about his use of pesticides. We simply asked that he spray early or later in the day when our bees were less likely to be foraging. His garden has flourished since we installed the hives and there is always the side bribe of ...

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