Bees are on the rise again

September 6, 2017

From: Citrus County Chronicle

Experts, local beekeepers offer different perspectives on data

Julie Gorham and Reilly Cash

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“Over the last decade, we’ve seen the bee population increase little by little,” said Jamie Ellis, associate professor at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory.

***Ellis outlines some of the most common threats to bee populations. These include low-quality queens, poor nutrition, weather, and varroa mites — parasites that feed off of bees.

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