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Drought Forces California Bees To Rely On Artificial Nectar

by Wochit 0:52 mins

Drought Forces California Bees To Rely On Artificial Nectar

by Wochit 0:52 mins

In a good year, California produces more honey than any other state. But the Golden State hasn't seen a good year in almost four years . In that time, a drought has parched natural forage lands—and the wild flowers that provide honeybees with nectar. So California beekeepers have started feeding their bees artificial nectar to keep them from starving, according to KQED radio. The station followed beekeeper David Bradshaw, who says, You can tell the bees are hungry. Artificial nectar isn't cheap, either. Bradshaw will spend $80,000 on the syrup this summer just to keep his colonies from starving, the station reports. His hives usually produce about 250 barrels of honey each year; they have generated about one-tenth of that in the past three years.

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