DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations.
The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2sVB0k9 ) Wright-Patterson Air Force Base received the Bee City USA designation from a national program that helps strengthen ecosystems for bees, which are vital to pollinating many plants humans eat.
Wright-Patterson is the first military base to earn the special environmental distinction.
Wright-Patterson natural resources technician Danielle Trevino says the base’s conservation efforts began in 2015 with 50,000 bees in four colonies. The bee population has since grown to about 250,000.
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Trevino says two of the bee colonies will be relocated to a remote area on the base.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com