Mites and disease a challenge for local beekeepers
NEW LONDON -- A swarm of honey bees swirled aggressively Thursday around Julie Rittenhouse and Brice Hartman as they set a new stack of hives in a clover field west of New London.
The bees from the established colonies were a little excited, Rittenhouse said, because the new hives they were unloading from the flatbed truck were sticky with honey.
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