Alaska beekeepers work to preserve hives in winter

Honeybees aren’t built to survive winter’s subzero temperatures, but with a shortage of bees nationwide, more beekeepers are trying to nurture the fuzzy insects through Alaska’s most notorious season. With parasitic mites preying on the U.S. bee population, the price of importing fresh bees to Alaska from farms to the south has risen steadily in the past several years.

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