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Jun 26, 2016 11:43 AM

Bee research project to focus next on Monadnock Region

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HANCOCK (AP) - A project that led to the discovery of 72 additional bee species in New Hampshire's White Mountains last year is heading southwest to the Monadnock Region.

The 2016 New England Bee BioBlitz will take place July 8-11. It's part of the first attempt to document the diversity of bee species in the state, and is organized by the University of New Hampshire.

Participants, including members of the public, will spend several days surveying areas including Greenfield State Park, Mount Monadnock and Otter Lake. Last year, more than 30 bee enthusiasts from five states fanned out across the White Mountain National Forest.

The project's leader is Sandra Rehan, assistant professor of biological sciences and researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.

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