Hoekstra's bees are happy

If you’re looking for some good news, here’s a tiny something to “bee” happy about. The UB Bees sustainability program, which launched last summer, reports that all six of its honeybee colonies survived their very first winter. This sweet success is meaningful because nationally, hives have been perishing at rates of about 30% over winter in recent years, says David Hoekstra, clinical assistant professor of biological sciences, who runs the UB Bees research and outreach initiative. Story by Charlotte Hsu

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