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


“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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