Modern Farmer posted an interesting story earlier this month about some work that some North Carolina scientists are doing on how changes in the length of the growing season may affect bees. Of course we are all interested in the health of bees because of their important role as pollinators. You might think that a longer growing season would be good because it would give the bees a longer time to gather nectar for their hives. But the study showed that while the growing season was longer, the total number of flowers did not necessarily increase, so that the total food supply did not change. You can read more here.