Title

Maine's blueberry growers, who rely on beekeeping operations to pollinate their

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-14-2007

Pages

1, 6

Abstract

Maine's blueberry growers, who rely on beekeeping operations to pollinate their crops, are finding that a mite-related honeybee dieoff is raising prices and causing national shortages. Record blueberry prices are allowing them to absorb the increased hive costs. Demand for bees is rising independent of the shortage, but blueberry growers are unlikely to stop using honeybees to pollinate their crops.

Subjects

Blueberries, Bees

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