Stories by Dean Slates

Honey bees need your protection

Thursday, June 23, 2011

If you still remember a painful encounter with the “business end” of an ill-tempered honey bee, you are likely to have limited appreciation for the value of these unique insects. But, appreciation is indeed deserved. The honey bee’s well-known contribution of honey is far out-shadowed by its value as a pollinator of food, fiber and […]


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About Dean

Dean Slates is a program assistant with the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District, and OSU Extension agriculture educator emeritus.