Backyard beekeepers help honeybees recover from mysterious die-off

In recent years, honeybee colonies have been dying off around the country due to outbreaks of mites, disease, and a mysterious killer known as colony collapse disorder. Without bees, there’s no pollination, and without pollination, so much of New Jersey’s agriculture would die off too. At the height of the honeybee crisis in 2007, many New Jerseyans answered the distress call. They started backyard honeybee hives to do their part for the environment and help sustain honeybee populations. The fresh honey, well, that’s just an added bonus. (Video by Nyier Abdou/The Star-Ledger)


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