MDOT planting sunflowers to help honey bee population - WNEM TV 5

MDOT planting sunflowers to help honey bee population

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MICHIGAN, (WNEM) -

Help for honey bees is coming from an unlikely source. 

MDOT has planted sunflowers along roadways as a pilot program to help feed the hardworking insects. 

So far, 34 counties have already earned $4 million in federal funding to plant flowers, grasses and cover crops to help the honey bee population. 

They pollinate about $15 billion worth of crops each year. 

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