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More bees survive despite UK’s harsh winter

The percentage of honeybee colonies which made it through this winter was slightly higher than last year despite the harsh conditions, the British Beekeepers’ Association said yesterday. But while there was a “small and encouraging improvement” in survival rates this … Continue reading

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Beekeepers expect a good year in Ontario

At a meeting of the Central Ontario Beekeepers Executive recently, at the McMullen Farm in Warsaw, there was encouraging news that the local honeybee population seems to have wintered well and like the rest of us is eagerly awaiting the … 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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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 … Continue reading

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