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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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Canadian honey producers in a sticky mess after cold zaps beehives

Almost half of beehives in Canada could be lost this year to climate change and disease, estimated beekeepers Friday, already stung by cheap honey imports and now facing ruin. Read more

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Beekeepers in Virginia asked to begin emergency feeding

Though heavy clouds have been crossing West Virginia for the past couple weeks, this summer’s drought has endangered the state’s honey crop. Read more

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Montana firefighters battling with Bees

Firefighters battling a wildfire that has blackened nearly 290 square miles and burned 26 homes faced a new challenge, authorities said Wednesday: bees. Read more

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The heat’s not so sweet for the bees

When flowers are in bloom, bees keep themselves busy gathering pollen to make honey. But during last month’s extreme hot weather, the little critters were too busy trying to stay cool. Read more

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Global warming threatens pollination timing

Dr. David Inouye, director of University of Maryland’s graduate program in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, reports that global warming could disrupt the timing of pollination in alpine environments, with serious negative impacts to both plants and pollinators. Read more

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