With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists turn to traditional farmers for answers

Ensia: In northwestern India, the Himalaya Mountains rise sharply out of pine and cedar forests. The foothills of the Kullu Valley are blanketed with apple trees beginning to bloom. It’s a cool spring morning, and Lihat Ram, a farmer in Nashala village, shows me a small opening in a log hive propped against his house. Stout black-and-yellow native honeybees -- Apis cerana -- fly in and out. For centuries, beehives have been part of the architecture of mountain homes here, built into the thick outside......

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