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Decline of the Honeybee; Starting Your Own Hive

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Decline of the Honeybee; Starting Your Own Hive

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Decline of the Honeybee; Starting Your Own Hive

Decline of the Honeybee; Starting Your Own Hive

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Honeybee populations in the United States are in decline, the victim of a tiny parasitic mite. We'll talk about efforts to protect bees against the mites, and talk about the health of other bee populations around the world. Plus, if you've ever thought about producing your own honey, our guests have some suggestions for getting started with beekeeping.

Stephen Buchmann, author, Letters from the Hive; founder, The Bee Works in Tucson, Ariz.

Keith Delaplane, senior editor, Journal of Apicultural Research; professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia

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