As a beekeeper, I read with dismay the solution to the pile of dead honeybees on a sidewalk in St. Paul.
I know it was the right thing to do. I know it was midnight and late to call out a beekeeper. But, gosh, it still makes my heart sink.
When we started beekeeping 10 years ago, we could buy three pounds of bees for about $40. Now, due to CCD and other rising costs, we buy the same number of bees for over $80. That pile of honeybees might have been worth something to someone.
That said, what can you do if you see a swarm or find that honeybees have taken residence in your home? The Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association is there to help. http://www.mnbeekeepers.com/
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