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Honeybees / Apiculture

 

The honeybee was designated the state Insect of Mississippi in 1980.

Bee pollination is critical to plant and human survival - beeswax and honey are just surplus gifts from this tiny wonder of nature. The plant world expends a lot of energy attracting bees and other insects with brilliantly colored flowers and sweet nectar (nectar is produced solely to attract pollinating insects).

The honeybee is recognized as an official state symbol in seventeen states, primarilly because honeybees play such an important role in agriculture.

Honeybee Stewardship Program

Terry Norwood
Commodity Advisor
601-573-2805
Gerald Jetton
Honeybee Committee Chair
   

 

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