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Everyone can be a hero for honey bees by adding plants that are bee-friendly to a home garden or landscape.
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U.S. beekeepers have struggled with the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD, for years and have been uncertain of the cause. A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency concluded that the decline in honey bee numbers due to CCD can be attributed to multiple factors.
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For those interested in establishing new beehives in Virginia, the state Beehive Grant Fund may be an option.
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Total losses of managed honeybee colonies from all causes were 21.9 percent nationwide for the 2011/2012 winter, according to an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America.

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The Virginia General Assembly earlier this year appropriated $125,000 in state funds to help beekeepers build up Virginia’s honeybee population. 
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Congress has not given the U.S. Department of Agriculture the money it needs to track the full impact of Colony Collapse Disorder, a problem that’s killing thousands of honey bee colonies each winter.

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There’s something funny about some imported and domestically made honey—it’s been cut with additives such as corn syrup that are less expensive to produce.
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Recent research has revealed a promising line of study into the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, which causes worker bees to abandon their hives.
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The bad news is that America’s beekeepers lost about 34 percent of their hives last winter to disease, starvation and Colony Collapse Disorder.
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