Missouri bees will be gaining more protection in the near future. Assistant research professor of entomology at MU Moneen Jones started a program called the Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program, which aims to bring more information to beekeepers and farmers.
The USDA reported that the honeybee population has been declining since the 1950s.
This was the reason that Jones decided to start the program. She says that she wanted to restore the population of bees in Missouri.