bees

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On this week's Under the Microscope, pesticides are causing a problem for bees. 

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linked to the destruction of bee colonies may not be as effective against corn and soybean pests as many once thought, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyreport.

Every year, more than half of the honeybee hives in the United States are taken to California to pollinate the state's almond crop.

Biologist Laurence Packer says this illustrates both our dependence on honeybees to pollinate many plants people rely on for food and the devastating decline in the domestic honeybee population in recent years.

Drought should have little impact on honey producers

Jul 27, 2012
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The ongoing drought is hurting many farmers and their crops, but not honey.