Bee Grant Funding In Jeopardy

GA To Decide On Future Of Beekeeping Program

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Posted: January 10, 2013

Crystal Epley, of Mud-E Acres farm in Rockingham County, said she and her husband, James, plan to apply for a state grant in hopes of receiving funding for new hives. However, the grant may be in jeopardy due to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget amendments. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Bees at Mud-E Acres farm show signs of life due to the recent warm weather. The General Assembly will determine whether to maintain funding for a beekeeping grant during its 2013 session, which began Wednesday.

HARRISONBURG — Virginia’s steadily declining bee population might not get a boost this year after all.


During a time of severe trauma for bees, with nearly 30 percent lost every year…

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