New MN laws helping honey bees

By KBJR News 1

New MN laws helping honey bees

July 1, 2014 Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 9:07 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) ---Help is on the way for honey bees in Minnesota.

Declining bee populations are causing concern in the agricultural industry.

Pesticides are increasingly seen as the main culprit.

More than $860K will help experts at the University of Minnesota identify food sources for pollinators.

More than $300K will go toward research on how a certain insecticide affects bees.

The money comes from a spending bill for environmental projects.

Nurseries that label products as 'bee-friendly' are also being more strictly regulated by the Department of Agriculture, starting July 1.