Harsh winter creates sticky situation for local beekeepers

About 65 to 70 percent of the beehives were lost, creating a potential pollination problem for gardeners.
Aaron Krause
May 11, 2014

As a beekeeper, Steve Scheel finds himself in a sweet situation this year.

Beekeepers throughout the area have suffered through this year's harsh winter and cool start to spring to the point that they're losing 65 to 70 percent of their beehives.

But Scheel, who maintains 32 hives in rural Norwalk, lost just two. It came down to what he calls "hive management" and constant feeding.

 

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Comments

hit the road jack

Quit spraying round-up on everything this is what is killing our bees,without bee's you get no food or should I say all you get is round-up ready food that causes cancer,tumors and all kinds of allergies and so on,QUIT IT!