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28/03/2018

72 million bees die in Cordoba, Argentina

The main cause appears to be poisoning due to crop dusting.

Handful of dead bees

Apicultural producers in the Traslasierra Valley, to the west of the province of Córdoba, are concerned about the recent loss of entire hives in a 30km2 area.

Apparently beekeepers began to notice losses in the region's bee population of approximately 1,000 entire hives in a hectare-2,500 area, increasing the total number of dead bees to 72 million. The Traslasierra news site reports the situation various different hypotheses, the main one attributed to poisoning due to crop fumigation.

Please note that this article was not originally written in this language.
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Photo Credit: Hayes Valley Farm (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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