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.