Industrial hemp plants could offer a much-needed late-season pollen boon for bees.

Honeybee health has faltered in recent years, and conservationists worry about the fates of the many, less-studied wild bees.

Bees in 23 out of the 66 genera known to live in Colorado were discovered seeking hemp pollen in what is thought to be the first survey of bees in cannabis fields.

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