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U.S. honeybees continue to die at a rate of 30% a year.  If the problem isn't solved, it's going to make food more expensive. Ramesh Sagili, a bee expert at Oregon State University, says there isn't one problem.  Mites are killing some bees, others are dying because of a bad diet and genetically bees are not diverse.  Beekeepers are keeping populations alive by taking new queens and splitting hives, but that's a slow process.  Finding a solution to mites and improving the genetic pool also take years.  It is likely that the shortage of bees will continue to cause food prices to rise.


Traffic & Weather

  • Reed Market Road closed at the RR Crossing, both directions, through October 6.
  • Lane Closure - Industrial Way (24 hrs. > 10/6)
  • Colorad Bridge will be closed for 6 weeks from October 5 until November 17.
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