The State of Things
11:14 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Why Are Honeybees Dying?

Honey Bees
Credit Clinton & Charles Robertson
A panel of experts discuss the fate of the honey bee

The past year has been a bad one for America's honeybees, with commercial beekeepers reporting hive losses of up to 50 percent. Some blame the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder; others blame pesticides; and many scientists say we just don't know. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Dick Rogers, manager of Bayer CropScience's Bee Care Center under construction in RTP; David Tarpy, associate professor of entomology and extension apiculturist at NC State University; and Jeffrey Lee, owner of Lee's Bees in Mebane.

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