Bees

The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding the use of an insecticide that is toxic to bees. The move affects more than 17 million acres of farmland in our region.

 


Over the next few weeks, we're going to take you on a tour of some of our favorite public lands.  

Most people visit Curt Gowdy State Park in Southeastern Wyoming for the world-class mountain biking, reservoirs filled with rainbow trout, and hikes through steep granite formations.

But entomologist Christy Bell comes for the bees.

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Bees are in trouble. Master arborist Kevin Marks with the Davey Tree Expert Company says many factors contribute to the decline of the tiny buzzing insect that pollinates our food loss of habitat, parasites, pesticides, to name a few.

 

And that’s why this is National Pollinator Week.

 

“Pollinators are what allow us to eat the foods we eat on a daily basis,” says Marks.