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South Dakota beekeepers prepare for honey-making season amid mysterious bee die-off

The California winter has been a tough one on South Dakota beekeepers like Richard Adee. Last fall he sent 155 semitrailer trucks to California loaded with hives containing bees fit and ready to pollinate the almond crop. Read more

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South Dakota Honey Production: Third Largest

A government report shows the state’s honey production at 13.2 million pounds was third largest in the nation. North Dakota had the biggest crop at 31 million pounds. California was second, just slightly ahead of South Dakota. Read more

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South dakotan testifies over honeybee disorder

A South Dakota beekeeper testified yesterday in Washington about honeybee colony collapse disorder, which has destroyed hundreds of commercial honeybee colonies across the nation. Read more

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