Honeybee Shortage

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

Local farmers are feeling the sting of the honeybee shortage.

Researchers say a pesticide some farmers are spraying on their crops may be killing honeybees.

Local beekeepers says the pesticide and other factors may be contributing to their deaths.

About 30%of the honeybee population has disappeared.

Now, there aren't enough bees to pollinate all the crops.

"Bees are important because of the crops that we raise well a lot of our crops like our cantaloupes, cucumbers, apples, and oranges all have to be pollinated if we don't have those bees to be able to pollinate those crops," said Keith Horn, beekeeper.

Houston County extension agents warn people to make sure they pay attention to what they are spraying on their plants.

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