I read an article about a month ago where this beekeeper noticed that every 3 years his hives failed. He lived in an agricultural setting surrounded by commercial farms that would grow large crops of soybeans one year, wheat the next and corn the following year. He noticed that the year they grew the corn, his hives would fail. Don't know if you're located in a similar ag setting or not but something to think about. Until we can discontinue these deadly chemicals and GMO mutants, the bees will be sacrificed on the altar of big ag.
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