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17 billion honey bees injured, killed, threatening apple, berry, veggie crops

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Food and Drink,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Agriculture,California,EPA,Bees,Insects
Commercial beekeepers who flood California's almond orchards with nearly 2 million hives every March have lost 25 percent of their colonies to chemical sprays and they are blaming loose regulations for the injury and deaths of an estimated 17 billion bees. The crisis, which robbed the beekeepers of at least $106 million, is expected to slam subsequent crops that need honeybee pollination from...