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Published: Thursday, May 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

Bees can't live in an environment that is in stress or duress. In 2005-2006, the crumbling of the financial markets caused some unknown conditions before the real fall in 2007-2008. The bees know that the government couldn't take care of them anymore and since they were under extreme stress and even duress of the events since 2007, their numbers couldn't keep up with the people who were supplying them with the needs that they were used to getting.

My father-in-law had a lot of bee hives and would move them from Washington to California and back to Washington every year for pollination. If farms, orchards and other places are having troubles, they can't pay for hives to be moved in and out for pollination. Bees live on a sensitive scale and that scale can get tipped. They are the sign of industry and maybe this is an indication of what lies ahead.

You can't fool mother nature, all the time. Living in the Mississippi and Louisiana areas with fire ants and African bee movement to the west, it can be unnerving for domestic bees.

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