Reuters provides insight on how stung by climate change: drought-weakened bee colonies shrink U.S. honey crop, threaten almonds - Reuters News Agency
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Reuters provides insight on how stung by climate change: drought-weakened bee colonies shrink U.S. honey crop, threaten almonds

Reuters provided insight on how a scorching drought is slashing honey production in North Dakota, the top producing state of the sweet syrup. That means fewer bees can thrive, which leads to even less honey. The shortage of strong bee colonies, meanwhile, is putting West Coast cash crops such as almonds, plums and apples at risk, according to farmers, bee experts, and economists.

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John Miller, owner of Miller Honey Farms, inspects one of his bee colonies in Gackle, North Dakota, U.S. July 30, 2021.  Drought-weakened bee colonies are producing a small honey crop in North Dakota, a major U.S. honey producer. Picture taken July 30, 2021.   REUTERS/Dan Koeck
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