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Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths

Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths

Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths , 15.68 MB
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Auckland Lives two bee colonies have died. The hives were found after a routine inspection a fortnight ago. The cause of death is believed to be death by poisoning due to insecticide spraying. Prior to the tragedy, the two hives had a combined bee population of around 30,000 which last summer produced a whopping 75kg of honey. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to "For the Love of Bees" member Sarah Smuts-Kennedy about the deaths.