Serbia’s beekeepers struggle as insecticide poisoning hits honey bees

A beekeeper Nenad Savic holds a frame of a beehive in a village of Ripanj near Belgrade, Serbia, April 9, 2019. Picture taken April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Early April in Serbia was sunny, orchards were in full bloom and honey bees from most of the country’s 1.2 million beehives were busy collecting nectar and pollen. Within a week, however, bees suddenly started dying at several locations across the country. The pollen they were eating was poisonous because trees had […]

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