honey-bee-eye.jpgOver 85 percent of Ohio honeybees survived the past winter, a huge relief for farmers who rely on the marvelous insects to pollinate more than 70 different crops, including apples, pumpkins, and strawberries. Last year, less than 28 percent of the bee colonies survived a cold snap and mysterious illness. Scientist continue to monitor the situation, but farmers are optimistic for the future of the bee colonies.  (More at The Columbus Dispatch)


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