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UGA Gets $4.1 Million to Lead Bee Study

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.

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