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Pollination Network, a mobile app that helps local farmers and growers find bees and beekeepers, launched this week in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app helps beekeepers to find jobs with nearby growers, and it allows growers to post public listings and hire beekeepers within the app.

"It's become more and more difficult for growers to find bees over the years," said Brandon Bouye, owner and founder of the app. "But it's been just as hard for beekeepers to keep their hives growing and their businesses afloat. We wanted to change that."

When beekeepers download the app, they will have access to a map featuring job listings from growers across the country who need bees. They can filter by location, expected price rate, and quality of bees, and apply for jobs straight from the app.

Growers will be able to post listings from their smartphones, customizing each job listing to their specific needs. Then, employees at the Pollination Network headquarters will manage the listings and notify growers when a suitable beekeeper is found.

"Strengthening the grower-beekeeper relationship doesn't just improve a tiny corner of the economy," Bouye said. "It protects the environment, and it puts food on the table for people across the country."

The Pollination Network app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more detailed information, visit https://www.pollinationnetwork.com/.

Message from - Johnston County Government

County-wide aerial spraying for mosquitoes is scheduled to resume TONIGHT, Monday, October 8th from approximately 8PM-4AM, weather permitting. This application will complete Johnston County's preventive Mosquito Abatement plan. Spraying did not occur last night due to the contractor experiencing an unexpected delay in shipment. The affect areas to be sprayed are the remainder of Zone 1 and Zone 2. There will be no repeated spraying as areas are only sprayed once.

Environmentally sensitive areas of the county have been excluded and spraying will not occur during times of increased recreational activities. The small amount of insecticide sprayed over an area does not pose a health risk to people or pets (CDC). If people prefer to stay inside and close windows and doors when spraying takes place, they can, but it is not necessary.

You may contact Johnston County Health Department with your questions at 919-989-5180.