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How much does it cost to borrow a colony of honeybees? – By Jacob Leibenluft – Slate Magazine

The House Agriculture Committee heard testimony on Thursday about the toll Colony Collapse Disorder was taking on beehives nationwide. Growers complained that the skyrocketing cost of renting bees was forcing them to raise prices on crops. Just how expensive is it to rent a colony of bees?

How much does it cost to borrow a colony of honeybees? – By Jacob Leibenluft – Slate Magazine

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3 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    Boy, it’s not just the expense, but also a lot of work! No wonder food is so expensive.

  2. pobept says:

    If that farmer was all that concerned, he would maintain bee hives of his own and not have to depend on others for bee rental services!!

  3. floyd says:

    lol,,thanks for the comment and I see where you are coming from my grandfather maintained hives all the time as well as my cousins. Glad to hear from you boomergrl it is a lot of work, but I can remember the hardest part seemed to be in finding them in forests and leading them to the hive, if you get the queen the others will follow.

    Awhile back I was reading where a lot of the honey bees were dying and I note that around here it did not seem to affect them.

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