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News stories tagged with "colony-collapse-disorder"

Bee keeper Dick Crawford (R) shows his hives to North Country Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh)  Photo: Brian Mann
Bee keeper Dick Crawford (R) shows his hives to North Country Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) Photo: Brian Mann

For North Country beekeepers, death and questions

We've been hearing a lot lately about honeybee mortality and big die-offs and fears about things like Monsanto's genetically modified corn.

A report issued last October by the US Department of Agriculture found that "overall losses" for commercial beekeepers in the U.S. continue to be high, and described hive collapse as a mystery.

Farm experts say the loss of honeybees could threaten the pollination needed for a wide range of crops, including the apple orchards that grow in the Champlain Valley.  Go to full article

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