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Erratic winter temperatures endanger Ohio honeybee colonies

 


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's occasionally warm weather this winter has created confusion for honeybees, adding to a list of problems facing bees as researchers investigate how to help them survive and continue to pollinate crops.

Bees huddle for warmth and rely on whatever honey is stored in their hive when temperatures dip below 40 degrees, The Columbus Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/2otRWbs ). Bees leave their hives when the weather turns warm, as it did in February, but find no food to gather. The return to normal cold temperatures in March left bee colonies in danger of starvation o...



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