BEE WATCH

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

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 r

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