Sunday, March 02, 2008

I thought Bees were dying off?

KFYR is reporting:

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota's honeybees have been busy
over the past year. A new federal Agriculture Department report says the
state's honey production totaled 31 million pounds last year. That put the state
first in the country for the fourth straight year. The report from USDA says the
state had 420,000 honey-producing colonies last year, which was an increase of
70,000 from the previous year. The figures include producers with five or more
colonies. The 2007 honey crop is estimated to be worth 38.2 million dollars, up
28 percent from 2006.

If the bees were actually disappearing like was reported last summer why is the number of colonies actually up? Seams like the media has just gotten into a rut where they keep seeing chickens running around in circles.

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