honeybee http://wkms.org en Drought Could be Hurting Honeybees http://wkms.org/post/drought-could-be-hurting-honeybees <p>The drought that’s been plaguing areas of Kentucky and Indiana for much of the summer could end up having an effect on honeybee colonies, too. Sean Burgess is Kentucky’s state apiarist. He says this time of year is critical for bee colonies, because it’s when they harvest nectar to make the honey that nourishes them through the winter. Burgess says drought conditions have led to a shortage of flowering plants, but late summer blooms of goldenrod and aster could provide extra stores for the winter. He says many beekeepers have been supplementing the nectar by manually feeding their bees.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 19:57:44 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 21651 at http://wkms.org Drought Could be Hurting Honeybees