Bees make a comeback

April 17, 2015 6:51 PM

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Bees make a comeback

A United States Department of Agriculture report on honey shows production is up 19 percent year over year — a good sign after lengthy periods of decline in honeybee colonies.

The number of managed colonies has been slashed in half since a peak in the 1940s, according to the USDA, thanks to predatory pests and diseases that have ravaged the non-native insects.

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