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Published October 04, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mark Sundberg works to save honeybees


In this Sept. 24, 2013 photo, Mark Sundberg places a pesticide strip into a bee hive to kill varroa mites, near Richville, Minn. Honeybees are in trouble and their population is steadily declining _ in part because of the increasing use of pesticides and a drop in the number of flowering plants. A growing problem is the prevalence of a pest called varroa mites, tiny parasites that attack bee larvae and adult bees in the hives. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Dan Gunderson)


Read the article: Beekeepers use genetics to fight disease decimating honeybees