Can Cannabis Help Save The Bees?

By Ben Hartman | | July 7, 2020

Hemp could be a vital lifeline for bee populations struggling in nutrient scarce environments and can support at least 16 different species of bees, according to a recent study. 

Titled “The Bee Community of Cannabis sativa and Corresponding Effects of Landscape Composition,” the study found that while hemp doesn’t produce nectar, it “produces an abundance of pollen during a period of floral dearth in agricultural landscapes,” meaning it has the potential “to sustain agroecosystem-wide pollination services for other crops in the landscape.”

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