Mon., July 13, 2009 2:03pm (EDT)

UGA Gets $4.1 Million to Lead Bee Study
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 5 years ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
Bees contribute around $15 billion a year to U.S. agriculture.
Bees contribute around $15 billion a year to U.S. agriculture.
The University of Georgia will get more than $4 million to lead a nationwide study on the disappearing honeybee.

The grant will go toward study of causes of colony collapse disorder and other diseases affecting bee populations.

Bees contribute around $15 billion a year to U.S. agriculture through their pollination of plants.

UGA heads the study, which will involve 17 colleges and universities.