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Honeybee populations are increasing

It turns out that, as we have been saying for years, honeybee populations aren’t declining, but are actually increasing.

A recent article in Vox notes that the talk of honeybees disappearing was “greatly exaggerated.” Admitting that his previous stories predicting the collapse of honeybee populations hadn’t aged well, the reporter explained that a recent agricultural census found that the 31 percent increase in honeybees since 2007 is “a larger increase than any other domesticated animals.”

Another story in the Washington Post noted – with surprise – that “America’s honeybee population has roc...

 

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