Take action to save honeybees: Plant a bee garden

By Tom Havran

If you do one thing outside this summer, plant a bee garden.

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A honeybee visiting my garden this spring.

Here’s why:

Throughout the history of bee keeping, a phenomenon has occasionally occurred where worker bees en masse fail to return to their colony’s hive. Recently, this phenomenon has increased to epidemic proportions and has been named Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). It’s estimated that one-third of the hives in the United States succumbed to CCD last year. When CCD occurs, the next generation of developing larvae in the hive perishes, and any remaining adult worker bees die or disband.

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