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See the Honeybees at Stew's on Friday
Stew Leonard's to unveil observation beehive
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Norwalk, CT | Added on June 05, 2014 At 01:53 PM

The bees are buzzing at Stew's. The Norwalk Dairy store is getting swarmed with 50,000 honeybees. 

Stew Leonard's will officially unveil its new, fully functioning 4 by 5 foot fully enclosed observation beehive in its produce department. A tube will run from the hive and out of the store's roof so that the bees can leave the hive to get pollen and nectar. 

Stew Leonard Jr. will join Andrew Cote of Andrew's local Honey and UConn professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Alphonse Avitabile at the Norwalk store on  Friday at 11 a.m. for the public unveiling.  

The bees will produce nearly 100 pounds of honey this summer, equivalent to 100 jars, which will be collected by Andrew's local honey and sold at Stew Leonard's. More than 70 of the 100 crops that provide 90 percent of the world's food are pollinated by bees, but due to climate change, the honey bee population is declining and individually owned honey bee hives are seen as one way to combat the problem.  In the U.S., honeybees' economic contribution is valued at nearly $15 billion.

 


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