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Protecting Pollinators promotes bee health

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- Supporters of the bee population in southern Oregon learned more about the current environment at "protecting pollinators."

Speakers talked about challenges facing pollinators from pesticides and a changing habitat.

They are encouraging people to keep bees healthy in the ways they can in their gardens.

"Each one of us in our own homes is can create a haven for bees," Aimee Code with Xerces Society said. "A place where our native bees can hive, where our honeybees can thrive and hopefully bring that lesson out to the broader community and bring it out to the larger state."

Another part of the plan to protect pollinators is a bill that will be introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives that would take popular pesticides off store shelves.

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