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Does cannabis really help restore the bee populations?

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Bees are pollinators that are pivotal in food production. Without them, many plants will vanish. A new study conducted by the researchers of Cornell University shows that bees love cannabis plants due to the abundance of its pollen. 

It was also found that bees are 17 times more attracted to taller hemp plants than the short varieties. Although cannabis does not have sweet nectar and does not possess bright colors unlike many flowers, these are still viewed as enticing for bees. 

These unusual findings have a role on the issue of declining bee populations, the author of the research says, which leads to the idea of the hemp being a potential factor in improving the population of the pollinators. 

When it comes to effects, the author notes that cannabinoid-rich pollen won’t necessarily have an impact on the bees’ development and on our diets. 

 

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