Are the Bees Okay Now?

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About 10 years ago, the news was packed with reports about something called colony collapse disorder — a mysterious phenomenon that involved the disappearance of enormous numbers of bees. Then, the news stopped talking about it. So what gives? Are bees safe now?

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Sources:
https://www.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/colony-collapse-disorder
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/BeeColonies/BeeColonies-08-01-2018.pdf

Honey Bee Colony Losses 2017-2018: Preliminary Results


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Bee Pasture, Meadows and Flower Strips


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