Honey Bees Not Only Bees Aiding Farmers
Honey bees pollinate about a third of the crops in the U.S. - that's about $15 billion of the agricultural economy. But honeybees have had a tough time lately: a combination of diseases, stress, parasites and pesticides have all hurt the honeybee population. Now, scientists are starting to look at how other species of bees could help pick up the slack.
The Berkeley County Fire Service Board received a federal grant last week to help recruit and train more volunteer firefighters, who protect a majority of the state.