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Honeybee Crisis

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As summer begins to reveal itself through storms and warmer temperatures these next few months, so will the insects that come with the season. 

But there's one small pest that might be less prevalent this year.

Honeybees are disappearing, and in record numbers.

The phenomenon is called Colony Collapse Disorder. This isn't merely a threat to the honey industry--consider all the crops that depend on bees for pollination – almonds, apples, apricots – and those are just some of the A's.

Illinois hives are showing no sign of collapse just yet, but local beekeepers attending the Midwest Beekeeping Symposium in Crystal Lake will discuss the impact of the bees' disappearance elsewhere.

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