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  1. Bee News
    One year after Florida citrus growers and beekeepers joined in an innovative, voluntary partnership, the program has become a model for other states researching how to garner cooperation between beekeepers and agricultural producers. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam gathered a group of...
  2. Bee News
    Beleaguered Florida Citrus Industry Hits New SnagsBy Ashley Lopez Transcript AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Florida's citrus industry has a new problem. It's long wrestled with crop diseases like canker and greening. But the effort to halt greening has killed millions of bees, as growers have...
  3. Bee News
    Pesticides driving bees from citrus groves to urban areas CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Homeowners on Southeast 3rd Avenue are relieved to see a huge beehive gone. They say the bees were a bother. "They are the biggest hives I've ever seen in my life," said Cape Coral resident Colin Venuti. "It...
  4. Bee News
    While the orange growers used to spray insecticides a few times a year, The Ledger newspaper reports that they are now dousing their groves monthly. Needless to say, the region’s apiarists are none too pleased to see their bees being killed by the insecticides. The conundrum has Florida...
  5. Upcoming Meetings
    Florida beekeepers and citrus growers will meet September 18 in Lake Alfred over potential bee pesticide exposure in citrus groves. Citrus Grower – Beekeeper Meeting September 18, 2013 Auditorium, Citrus Research and Education Center 700 Experiment Station Road Lake Alfred, FL 9:30 – 9:50...
  6. Bee News
    Florida Citrus Grower That Killed Millions of Bees With Pesticide Gets $1,500 FineBy Tim Elfrink Tue., Aug. 27 2013 at 8:59 AM Flaunt state law by illegally spraying pesticide that destroys millions of bees, threatens a local ecosystem and costs local beekeepers a quarter of a million bucks...
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