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There’s a lot of buzz around a new partnership between a beekeeper and solar energy companies. John Jacob, the founder and owner of Old Sol Apiaries, moved 48 honeybee hives onto a property in Oregon owned by @PineGateRenewables. The bees will begin living in a site of native vegetation and solar panels– these are called solar apiaries. The Oregon location is now the largest solar apiary in the nation. John Jacob says that this site will combat two of the biggest threats to his 🐝🐝🐝 –habitat loss and exposure to pesticides. The 41-acre solar farm will also provide enough electricity to power around 1,575 homes. Pine Gate’s Solar Culture division, which focuses on helping the environment and agricultural land, intends to expand its pollinator habitat restoration to other areas in Oregon. The Eagle point property on which this apiary resides is a win-win-win because not only does it help protect the bees and solar panels, but also is predicted to produce large amounts of 🍯. If you think this plan sounds pretty sweet, let us know your thoughts in the comments below 📝 ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #bees #solar #honey #climateaction #climatechange