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Military contractor site in Austin also home to honeybees


September 21, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a dense bit of East Austin forest, beneath a long abandoned helicopter-blade test pad and a pair of cottonwood trees, hundreds of honeybees are going about their honey-making business.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the land belongs to military contractor BAE Systems — part of the 140 acres on which the company builds components for missiles and other military hardware — and the bees belong to the nonprofit American Honey Bee Protection Agency , which aims to integrate bees into cities and educate the public about their importance as pollinators.

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