By: AP
By: AP

MICCO, Fla. (AP) -- State officials are investigating to see how millions of honey bees were killed in Brevard County.

Several beekeepers in the county have reported lost colonies this week. Charles Smith of Smith Family Honey Company told Stuart News Thursday he lost 400 beehives. He says the bees appeared to have been poisoned.

State officials are testing the bees to determine what type of chemicals contributed to their deaths. The case in Micco, 18 miles south of Melbourne, is being investigated by state agriculture officials and the sheriff's office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM
    Maybe it's all the insecticide used on farmers fields to keep off bugs that harm the plants.Maybe the flowers got poison in them and the bees ate it.They spray the cotton fields over here and the cotton plants have flowers.
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