Stories tagged with: honeybees

May 8, 2013 - 4:22pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Nearby buzzing, can irritate or scare you , knowing a bee is close by, but most people don't even realize how critically important honeybees are to crops and by extension consumers.

Over the past few years, honeybees have been disappearing at a rapid rate. OSU Extension Educator, Mark Mechling, says this is a national problem and honeybee owners in Muskingum County have lost over half of their hives this winter. Now significant research is being done to figure out the cause of the...

June 22, 2012 - 6:46pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

There's a healthy buzz in Muskingum County, which is good news for fruit farmers.

Orlen Bates with O's Fruit Farm said honeybees from his six hives help pollinate his plants.  He said the importance of bees to our food source is often overlooked.

"Just about every vegetable and fruit that we eat as human beings, we rely on pollination," said Bates.  "Honeybees are one of the main factors.  There are other pollinators, but honeybees have done the job...

March 25, 2010 - 6:12pm
6 years 18 weeks ago

A shortage of honeybees could sting for farmers.

As Ohio is coming into spring, Ohio farmers are noticing some of their honeybees did not make it through the winter. Local farmers have reported losing up to 50% of their hives.

"One reason that I have heard from several bee keepers is they feel like the bees went into the winter fairly weak. The conditions from last December and last fall put them in not the best condition to go through the winter," says Mark...

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