May. 14, 2015
For most beekeepers, spring usually means an influx in honey production. This year, has been different. Honeybee keepers are familiar with expecting to lose around 10 percent of their hive colonies each year due to "winter loss." This year's numbers shed light on an even larger decline, after the Bee Informed Partnership released its annual colony loss survey on Wednesday. We discuss how lower numbers of bees might be affecting things on a local level. Greg Fischer. Also, a sneak peek at the Chicago Humanities Festival.