Under a spending plan approved by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz last week, $900,000 will be set aside to be used as grants to help cover the cost for homeowners interested in planting bee-friendly plants in their yard to create new or more thriving bee habitats. Those whose businesses depend on bees are applauding the state taking steps to help slow the decline in Minnesota’s bee population. Experts say factors ranging from human population increase, the expansion of urban areas and a decline in the number of beekeepers have all combined to drive wild and honey bee numbers down.
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