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Problems For Honeybees And Beekeepers

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(Duration: 4:39)

Bees on Phil Crandall Farms in Coal Valley, Illinois.

Bees on Phil Crandall Farms in Coal Valley, Illinois. (Michelle O'Neill/WVIK)

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.

In the first of a two-part series, Michelle O'Neill talks with three beekeepers, including Phil Crandall at Crandall Farms in Coal Valley, Illinois.

Categories: Agriculture, Animals, Food