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Beekeeper looks long-term

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Without bees, close to one third of the food supply could be disrupted. Roughly $12 billion of existing U.S. agricultural activity would be at risk, some $200 million in New York State alone. And no more honey either. So when beekeepers in Europe and the U.S. began reporting massive and mysterious die-offs last year, it quickly became big news. A new term was coined: "Colony Collapse Disorder." Mark Burninghausen's bees produce Squeak Creek Honey in St. Lawrence County. He told Lucy Martin that there's no simple answer to colony collapse.

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Lucy Martin
Ottawa Correspondent

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