As winter approaches, farmers, beekeepers and entomologists are closely monitoring the nation's honeybee population to see if it will take another massive hit from Colony Collapse Disorder, the ominous-sounding term given to last year's sudden, inexplicable disappearance of entire hives of honeybees. The stakes are tremendous: The tiny pollinators are responsible for creating one-third of the nation's crops, and nearly $15 billion of the overall economy. Florida — the first state to report ...
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