Our long cold winter was hard on the bees

The long winter didn't just take a toll on us, it also took a devastating toll on our bee populations

Canadian beekeepers are concerned about the effects of poor weather on their colonies.

A survey of approximately 900 Ontario beekeepers has found 70 percent are reporting severe losses.

A Fergus beekeeper says the number of dead or weak colonies is astounding, adding this could be the worst winter losses on record.

He adds while he doesn't expect the price of honey to be impacted, it may effect the price of fruits and vegtables because there are fewer bees pollinating crops.

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