bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Friday, April 22, 2005

Nine million bees on the move

One of the strangest bee migrations is happening just now. Six hundred starter colonies containing nine million bees and their queens arrived by plane in Alaska from California. They will be distributed to a couple hundred people in the Southcentral Beekeepers Association in Anchorage, Alaska and a few professional beefarmers. It's too difficult to overwinter bees in Alaska -- hence the airlift.


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