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The Bees are Back in Town

Guess who just got back today? Them honey bees that’d been away. It has been a few years since South Centers has been home to managed hives of honey bees, but with the acquisition of the long-cane raspberry production grant from the Ohio Department of Agricultural Specialty Crop Block Grant Program by Dr. Gary Gao and Ryan Slaughter (see article by Dr. Gao for details), the necessity for supplemental pollination by honey bees is required again at our research facility.  Research Assistants Paul O’Bryant and Ryan Slaughter picked up the bees from a local supplier and successfully installed them on June 7.  With a little supplemental food to get them going, they appear to have taken nicely to their new home here at South Centers.