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Honey Bees

Swarm Season has Beekeepers Hunting for New Hives

Jun 14, 2016
File: Brian Seifferlein/Harvest Public Media

Late spring is swarm season, the time of year when bees reproduce and find new places to build hives. Swarms of bees leave the nest, flying through the air, hovering on trees, fences and houses, searching for a new home.

Stakes are High for Honeybees

Sep 3, 2013

A survey conducted by the USDA shows apiaries continue to lose nearly one-third of hives each year.

A new report from the USDA identifies multiple reasons why honey bees are dying off in the United States.