Biodiversity is also important for a healthy honeybee habitat. The reforestation partners that worked with CCBW were careful to choose a variety of trees and wildflower species to ensure a three-season bloom. This kind of biodiversity is called species diversity.
Genetic diversity is also important for healthy bee. This means that the bee colonies need to start from a variety of different kinds of queen bees. A queen bee lays all the eggs in the hive, which will hatch into the next brood. This variety helps the colony to adapt to and survive stresses and threats.
Now, watch this video to learn how the CCBW is attempting to increase bee genetic diversity.
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In the space below, describe in one or two sentences how Dr. Horn is attempting to increase the genetic diversity of CCBW’s bee colonies as well as bee diversity nationwide.