Bee Keepers

Clancy, Ambrose
August 2008
Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);8/1/2008, Vol. 55 Issue 38, p7A
The article reports on the move of Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer to put a $90 million price tag on the effects of colony collapse disorder (CCD) in Long Island, New York. It is noted that CCD happens when bees abandon their hives. The beekeepers agreed that the small industry has been spared due to isolation and the lack of giant agribusiness operations. U.S. Congress has passed in June 2008 a farm bill which grants a $20 million a year for five years to fund research into the phenomenon.


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