Dr. Tom Rinderer http://wrkf.org en The State of Honey Bees in Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/state-honey-bees-louisiana <p class="BodyCopy BodyCopy">Earlier this week Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law that creates a "Save the Honeybee" license plate.</p><p class="BodyCopy">But why are honeybees so important?</p><p class="BodyCopy">For that answer WRKF's Ashley Westerman turned to Dr. Tom Rinderer, the researcher leader at the <a href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=64-13-30-00">USDA Honey Bee Lab</a> here in Baton Rouge. That lab will benefit from the proceeds from license plate.</p><p class="BodyCopy">"Honeybees are absolutely vital to American agriculture, they pollinate in excess of $20-billion worth of crops a year," said Rinderer.</p><p> Wed, 30 May 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 2276 at http://wrkf.org The State of Honey Bees in Louisiana