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Farmers go looking for bees on the other side of the country

Farmers go looking for bees on the other side of the country

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USA: Farmers go looking for bees on the other side of the country
On the occasion of World Bee Day, Monday, May 20, I went at 20 to meet the gardeners who bring truckloads of bees to the United States.
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On the occasion of World Bee Day, Monday, May 20, I went at 20 to meet the gardeners who bring truckloads of bees to the United States.

Alert driver and particularly sensitive cargo. There are 14 million bees preparing to travel thousands of kilometers, so the driver must adapt his driving and plan his stops. “The truck must not overheat or puncture its tire.”, He says. The workers, who were taken by the beekeeper in the back of the truck, are from Florida, United States. The 400 hives will be rented to a farmer who does not have enough bees to pollinate his plans. In total, he paid $50,000 to rent these bees for a month.

The company is moving Bees Across the country for decades, in areas where populations have declined dramatically. A journey not without risks. American and Canadian television stations regularly cover accidents, the consequences of which are sometimes unpleasant. Authorities must cordon off the area while waiting for the beekeeper to successfully group the insects together. Despite the driver's precautions, several hundred of them did not survive the journey. After decades of decline, honey bee populations have increased in recent years in the United States.

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