Honeybee colonies have been dying off at alarming rates in recent years. In the Midwest, some people wonder if planting row after row of corn and soybeans may be part of the problem. Researchers in Iowa are trying to find out. Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports on one factor that may contribute to the grim situation for pollinators in the corn belt.
Nearly 130,000 homes were permitted to be built in Missouri last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. KBIA’s Morgan Dzakowic reports one unique house under construction in Columbia stands out among its neighbors.