Friday, November 23, 2007

Cutting Edge News from CKTB: Bee Mystery Solved

Bee Mystery Solved
Wed, 2007-11-21 12:57.
Stephanie Sabourin
A 35 percent loss of bee colonies last winter had Ontario beekeepers worried.
Ontario Beekeeper's Association's Allison Skinner says they've now discovered it was a combination of disease and environmental factors.
She says the good news is it can be fixed.
Skinner says bee keepers are working to reduce the stress on the bees which lead to the disease.
She says it's important to keep bee numbers up because they not only provide honey but pollinate many fruits and vegetables.

Makes sense. Happier bees. More bees.

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