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California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

June 16, 2014 | 8:45 am

California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

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With mountain wildflowers lying dormant, some beekeepers are trying just to keep their bees alive. Read more …

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April 20, 2012 | 1:17 pm

Video: Stockton Ports Hit the Deck as Bees Invade Stadium

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There’s quite a buzz over what went on at the Stockton Ports game the other day. From the Stockton Record: It came from over the center-field wall during the top of the fourth inning, a dark cloud headed straight for home plate. Bees. Perhaps 20,000 of them. Players dived into the dirt or sprinted for […]

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Parasite Fly Turns Bay Area Honeybees Into ‘Zombies’

January 3, 2012 | 4:47 pm

Parasite Fly Turns Bay Area Honeybees Into ‘Zombies’

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Researchers at San Francisco State University have found a potential new threat facing honeybees in the Bay Area. It’s a fly parasite that preys on native bees and paper wasps, but for the first time, they’ve found it in the European honeybees that are the backbone of California’s agricultural industry. The parasite could also be […]

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