OLYMPIA — Legislation to help honey bees and other pollinators stresses habitat and education, while steering clear of neonicotinoids and parasitic varroa mites.Senate Bill 5253 follows recommendations by a task force that included beekeepers, farmers, gardeners, pesticide applicators, environmentalists and weed-control and government officials.

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