15 Apr '11, 2pm

Honey Bees Recovering in California

California honeybee populations are at their highest in seven years. This state has the largest beekeeping industry in the United States. Why are honeybees important? In California, bees contribute tens of billions of dollars of value to the economy, “Including the indirect value of honey bee pollination (meat, dairy products, vegetables, hay, etc.), honey bees are responsible for nearly half of California’s agricultural production (cash receipts for farm marketing), which is currently valued above $32.0 billion. ” (Source: UC-Davis) It has been estimated they are involved in helping produce about one third of all the foods we eat. In 2007 there were only 340,000 honey bee colonies in California. Colony Collapse Disorder had contributed to a steep decline, and there was much concern about what to do. In 2009 after various conservation efforts they started to increase sligh...

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