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Harsh winter leaves few bees buzzing (NY State)

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    Harsh winter leaves few bees buzzing
    Diana Louise Carter, Staff writer 5:22 p.m. EDT April 25, 2014

    ...Extra low temperatures that **** on for days and days this winter made the freezing/starving scenario more common than usual, beekeepers said. In a survey completed by 126 beekeepers from 42 counties in New York, cold was cited as the major reason for winter die-offs this year, followed by starvation.

    These early results come from a survey circulated by Pat Bono, owner of Seaway Trail Honey of Webster, who coordinates the New York Bee Wellness program of the Empire State Honey Producers Association. The beekeepers who answered the survey so far reported having a total of 1276 hives when winter began, but that total had dropped to 662 by April 20...