Bees had another hard winter. Read the story here.. Here’s an excerpt:
Nearly 34 percent of the country’s managed honeybee colonies were lost last winter, according to the survey of 4,331 beekeepers conducted by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Honey Bee Lab in Beltsville, Md.
That compares to losses of 29 percent in 2008-09, 35.8 percent in 2007-08 and 31.8 percent in 2006-07.
In the past year, Dave Hackenberg of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania’s largest beekeeper, lost 62 percent of his colonies.
Scary news. Guess we should all start keeping bees to give them more of a chance out there. We’re getting excited for the bee pick up. We go out next Saturday! Two hives coming to Turd Acres. We’re in the final push to get their area set up.
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