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4.14.2012

Virginia Supports Beekeepers and Bees

"Beekeepers across Virginia soon will be able to get government money for creating new beehives, a move legislators hope will resurrect the state’s dying bee population.

During this year’s regular session, the General Assembly passed legislation to establish a $175,000 fund and award beekeepers as much as $200 for every new beehive, up to $2,400. Gov. Bob McDonnell recently signed the two bills, SB 354 and HB 300, into law.

Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Charlottesville, sponsored the Senate bill. He hopes the money will encourage beekeepers to create more beehives."

To learn more go to http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2012/04/11/beekeepers-buzzing-about-new-program/