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Beehives Stolen from California Nut Grower

Beekeepers have been struggling with a mysterious disease that’s destroying their colonies. Now they have to fend off thieves. One California nut grower, who needs bees to pollinate his trees, says robbers stole 180 of his hives, costing him about … Continue reading

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Whew! Almond Pollination Going OK

That collective sigh of relief you hear is coming all the way from the Central Valley in California, starting in Bakersfield stretching all the way to San Francisco. Read more

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Buzzing over bee theft

Beekeepers throughout the region will be busy this winter attempting to prevent theft of their bees as other keepers from Washington, Minnesota and elsewhere across the country bring tens of millions of the stinging, honey-making insects into California. Read more

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Shortage of bees looms

Every February, a massive labor force of bees gets to work in the almond orchards of California. But the approach of another winter has renewed concerns that the bee supply, provided by commercial beekeepers across the nation, might fall short … Continue reading

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