Bee season is in full swing

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The warm springtime weather has the bees buzzing all over the Grand Valley as they begin to make their pollenation rounds.

We all know them for their honey, but bees are actually an agricultural lifeline here on the Western Slope.

Without their pollenation efforts, many farmers would not be able to grow many of the fruits and vegetables characteristic of the Grand Valley.

As a result, starting and maintaining bee boxes is on the rise.

"A lot of people showed interest about keeping bees, wanting to have bees. why? just to have them, for pollenation, for their gardens," says beekeeper, Anthony Fronczek.

Although many people fear bees, beekeepers encourage us to give these insects a chance.

Having lots of bees around only benefits our food and our gardens, and experts insist they add a calm and refreshing presence to the environment.

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