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Conservation Reserve Land Can Make Attractive Bee Habitat


AMES, Iowa – Iowans who want to do more to help protect bees and provide additional habitat should consider the Conservation Reserve Program.

The federal program, commonly referred to as CRP, has been protecting land and wildlife habitat for 30 years, but more recently, landowners who enroll in the program also have begun taking advantage of protecting pollinators, including honey bees.

Entomologist Randall Cass with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, wrote an article for the May-June edition of “Acreage Living Newsletter” that helps explain how CRP ground can benefit bees....

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