Monday, July 12, 2010

Honeybees in New Jersey Dying at an Alarming Rate as Thirty-Five Percent (35%) of Managed Colonies Perish Last Winter

Bees pollinate a lot of our crops. Bees are dying off at staggering rates from year to year, especially in New Jersey. Who's going to pollinate our crops?

The honeybee population in New Jersey continues to decline at an alarming rate: 35 percent of managed colonies didn't survive the past winter, according to a survey by the New Jersey Beekeepers Association. That decline follows losses of 35 percent over the winter of 2008-09 and 17 percent in 2007-08, according to the association's Janet A. Katz.


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