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August 11, 2014
By The Associated Press

Aug. 11, Columbus, OH — Ohio transportation officials are trying to attract some new visitors – honeybees.

Aug. 11, Columbus, OH — Ohio transportation officials are trying to attract some new visitors – honeybees.

The state Department of Transportation has planted wildflower seeds in the median along parts of route 207. The idea is to create a habitat for the bees, whose populations have been dropping in recent years.

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Experts note farmers need the bees to pollinate a host of crops, from apples to pumpkins.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the flowers will not only feed the bees, but will also beautify the road.


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