Beekeepers in Canada face losses of up to 90 per cent amid spread of parasitic mites

As beekeepers in Canada prepare to open their hives for the spring, some are finding high mortality rates in their hives.

At some bee farms in Alberta, the province with the largest beekeeping industry, beekeepers are finding more than 50 per cent of their bees dead. The Manitoba Beekeeping Association is also reporting that some beekeepers are seeing losses of up to 90 per cent of their bees.

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Article Courtesy of: Kevin Charach

CTV News Vancouver Multi-Media Journalist