Barry Olmstead, 48, is a beekeeper from Elk Grove and with his son, Joshua, started the Save the Bee Foundationa and want to apply for a grant of up to $10 million to study Colony Collapse Disorder, which is killing off the bees. He's happy that Congress included $150 million in the stimulus bill for beekeepers and notes that a third of the world's produce is pollinated by bees.
Barry Olmstead, 48, is a beekeeper from Elk Grove and with his son, Joshua, started the Save the Bee Foundationa and want to apply for a grant of up to $10 million to study Colony Collapse Disorder, which is killing off the bees. He's happy that Congress included $150 million in the stimulus bill for beekeepers and notes that a third of the world's produce is pollinated by bees. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Barry Olmstead, 48, is a beekeeper from Elk Grove and with his son, Joshua, started the Save the Bee Foundationa and want to apply for a grant of up to $10 million to study Colony Collapse Disorder, which is killing off the bees. He's happy that Congress included $150 million in the stimulus bill for beekeepers and notes that a third of the world's produce is pollinated by bees. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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February 27, 2015 9:57 AM

Sacramento wants to become a “bee haven”

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