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Changing human-made hives can help save the honey bees

Honey bees are under extreme pressure. The number of honey bee colonies in the US has been declining at an average rate of almost 40 per cent since 2010. The biggest contributor to this decline is viruses spread by a parasite, varroa destructor. But this isn’t a natural situation. The parasite …

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Bees Swarm Berlin, Where Beekeeping Is Booming

BERLIN — They go to the rescue when others would flee. They are the Schwarmfänger, Berlin’s 30 or so swarm-catchers, on call to collect honeybees by the thousands when they gather where people do not want them. This year, the Schwarmfänger have been very busy. While much of the Western …

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