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Beekeepers hope to create ‘Ohio queen’ that can withstand harsh winters

Every fall, Barry Conrad crosses his fingers and hopes that most of the bees in his 50 hives will survive the coming winter. Read more

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Beeswax lights the way to success

Making fine candles is a delicate balance of science and art. The right wax has to be combined with the proper wick for the best burn. Colors have to match exactly from batch to batch. Even the fragrance and hue … Continue reading

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From beekeeping to knifemaking, workers displaced by DHL pullout in Ohio start new lives

It’s been 15 months since air cargo shipper DHL Express announced it was pulling out of this southwest Ohio city, a move that resulted in the layoff of thousands of employees who had developed specialized skills and were in career … Continue reading

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Bee researchers lose their funding

Brad McClincy can look into a hive crawling with thousands of bees and tell within seconds whether it’s healthy or diseased. But as millions of Ohio honeybees get ready to pollinate crops this year, McClincy won’t visit Madison County’s 39 … Continue reading

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Oxford man researches way to protect honeybees

Butler County made large-scale beekeeping possible, when L.L. Langstroh invented the modern bee hive in Oxford more than 150 years ago. Now with honeybees across the globe threatened by parasitic varroa mites and the mysterious colony collapse disorder, another man … Continue reading

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Harsh winter causes 72 percent honeybee hive loss in Ohio

Local hives seem to have been spared from the colony collapse epidemic, but are fighting bigger bee problems. Read more

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Ohio beekeepers lost 72 percent of colonies

Experts blame February’s freeze for the larger than average die-off. Replacement bees may be scarce. Read more

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