Bee Killer Snuffs Thousands of Florida Hives
If it's not colony collapse disorder, it's a crazy bee killer. Hundreds of thousands of bees in Brevard County died this past September, tied to a tainted food supply that contained an insecticide used to kill roaches, ticks, and fleas, county agriculture officials determined yesterday.
Beekeeper David Webb says he lost $500,000 worth of bees and honey, while Charles Smith of Smith Family Honey Company lost 400 hives and $150,000, his bees dying after sipping tainted syrup from Webb's hives.
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