Feeling the Sting? Illinois beekeepers face up to some troubling national trends

“Things haven’t been so good for the hard-working honey-bee lately. Just ask the folks from the Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association. At a recent meeting, its members were polled on the all-too-familiar ‘How many of you had hives die off this past winter?’ and, according to treasurer Steve Wenzel, ‘Practically every hand went up.’”

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