Problems for Honeybees & Beekeepers

Sep 23, 2014

 

Queen & worker bees in a hive at Crandall Farms, Coal Valley, IL
Credit Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Honeybees in the U.S. are in trouble. Their populations have been declining for years, but a long, cold winter put a huge dent in the number of hives in northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa.

On today's WVIK News Focus, in the first of a two-part series, Michelle O'Neill talks with three beekeepers, including Phil Crandall at Crandall Farms in Coal Valley, IL.

 

(She also talks with Dave Irvin the President of the Eastern Central Iowa Beekeepers and USDA Senior Entomologist David Epstein.)