Will Shaggy Fuzzyfoot Bees Fly To The Rescue Of Almonds?
California's almond growers face a labor shortage: too few honey bees. Bees responsible for pollinating a crop worth nearly $1 billion have been hurt by predatory mites and disease. To save the almonds, 500,000 bee colonies had to be brought in from out of state last winter. And almond acreage is increasing because of crop failures in Spain.
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