Boulder County Beekeeper Buzzing About Hive Loss

A beekeeper, Tony Lewis, in Boulder County lost 8 out of his 10 colonies over the winter. He suggests that nanoparticles of aluminum in chemtrails left by airplanes are working their way into the environment at a level that is having a negative effect on pollinators.

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What’s the buzz?

Boulder County Beekeeper Buzzing About Hive Loss

by Mesa Messenger Editorial Staff

 

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — With the arrival of spring comes warmer weather, blooming plants, and honeybee season. Typically honeybees start to take wing, setting beekeepers’ phone-lines buzzing as word spreads about their availability to collect and place in awaiting hives.

However, stress is running high in the local beekeeping community as April comes down to a high number of lost colonies over the winter.

Boulder County beekeeper, Tony Lewis, lost eight out of his 10 colonies over the winter– and cannot figure out why.

“It’s the highest loss I’ve ever had,” Lewis said.

As for possible reasons, Lewis said, “This is totally anecdotal … but it seems like people in Boulder Valley lost more than in Denver, but who the hell knows why? It is so speculative. Is there more pesticide use and herbicide use in Boulder County.”

Lafayette resident, Bill Pomeroy, had two active hives going into the winter, and now has just one. He has heard about high losses suffered locally, including another Lafayette beekeeper who lost a dozen colonies.

“It’s crazy,” said Pomeroy.

One theory he’d heard is the suggestion that nanoparticles of aluminum in so-called “chemtrails” left by airplanes are working their way into the environment at a level that is having a negative effect on pollinators.

Find out what you can do to save the bees: share-a-dream.org/three-easy-ways-save-bees/

 

(FINAL) by Siena Shupe and Lexi Dymek

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