Better Bee Living Through Monitoring

August 10, 2017

From: CBC News

Alberta bees bounce back as monitoring leads to healthier hives

Alberta’s bee population has been recovering since a 2007 infestation wiped out thousands of colonies

Bees in Alberta are making a comeback a decade after being hit by a mite infestation and a harsh winter that depleted hives by 30 per cent in the province.

The population has increased from 223,000 hives in 2007 to 305,000 in 2016, Medhat Nasr, an apiculturist with Alberta’s agriculture ministry, told CBC News Tuesday.

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