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Published December 09, 2013, 10:08 AM

Honeybee facts

Here is some additional information about honeybees.

By: Dave Olson, Forum News Service

North Dakota is the leading honey-producing state in the country, delivering more than 34 million pounds a year worth more than $65 million.

Here are additional bee facts:

• In all, the United States produces about 150 million pounds of honey a year, valued at about $286 million.

• About 90 crops in the U.S. depend on bees for pollination, with about a third of the country’s food supply dependent on bees for pollination.

• Crops that rely on bees for pollination include almonds, as well as fruits and vegetables.