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Fewer hay fields hurting bees

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Fewer hay fields are hurting bees in Vermont.
Since the 1980s, Vermont has lost more than 100,000 acres of hay fields that used to be full of alfalfa and clover. Scientists say that means Vermont bees aren't finding as many flowering plants.  And the hay that's left is often cut before it can bloom, making it more nutritious for cows, but bad for bees.

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