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Seven bee species added to endangered list

October 12, 2016
By JUSTIN A. LEVINE - Outdoors Writer ( , Lake Placid News

The federal government recently added seven bee species native to Hawaii to the endangered species list. The rule adding the bees goes into effect on Halloween this year.

The news, although not local, is seen as a big deal. Bee colonies have been collapsing around the world. A study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that commercial and private bee keepers lost an estimated 44 percent of their bees from April 2015 to April this year.


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Tom Sloan of Tupper Lake takes a first look at this bee hives in May of this year.
News photo — Justin A. Levine

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