Gallery: Beekeepers Report Bee Losses of Up to 50 Percent in 2012

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Beekeepers across the country are reporting that colony collapse disorder has resulted in bee losses in their hives at higher rates than ever before. Bees have been dying off at alarming rates since 2005, directly affecting farmers’ output of food — less pollination means fewer crops. Many beekeepers are blaming the combination of neonicotinoid pesticides, fungicides and herbicides to be responsible for killing bees.

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  1. Eunice April 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I live in the San Joaquin Valley and work in Wasco. Our office tree has a huge bee hive in it. I called the bee association and they informed me to call a pest control because it was a busy season and could not spare anyone. We have left the bees alone. I refuse to kill those precious bees. We can wait til they are that busy.

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