Aw, honey: The bees may be back in NJ

March 25, 2009 6:05:23 AM PDT
New Jersey officials say there are signs the state's honeybees may be doing better after years of a mysterious die-off. State honeybee inspector Tim Schuler noticed some baby bees at Trapani Farms in Clarksburg Tuesday.

He says that's a sign that things might be getting better for the state's honeybees.

The bees are important not just for honey. They pollinate all sorts of crops.

But in New Jersey and nationwide, their numbers have been dropping in the past few years.

Forty percent of the state's honeybees died over the winter of 2007 and nearly 20 percent died a year ago.

Schuler says he has had reports of new die-offs but doesn't know how bad the problem was this winter.


Information from: The Star-Ledger,

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