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Commercial beehives are covered to protect the bees during the winter. Courtesy of Geoff Wilson of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Commercial beehives are covered to protect the bees during the winter. Courtesy of Geoff Wilson of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Saskatchewan winter weather hurts honey bee populations

By paNOW
May 3, 2013 - 6:13am Updated: May 4, 2013 - 10:33am

Honey bee populations have seen a fairly high mortality rate in Saskatchewan in the past five years.

Geoff Wilson, provincial specialist in apiculture -- or beekeeping -- said that an average of 23 percent mortality has plagued many beekeepers in the province over the term.

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