Honeybee hives in Iowa start losing weight at around the same time every August. The weight reduction coincides with the point in time that most crops and clover in Iowa stop flowering, cutting off the forage sources bees need to produce honey.
That’s a problem, because as the hives get lighter and the honey scarcer, the likelihood that the hive won’t survive the winter increases, said Matthew O’Neal, an associate professor of entomology at Iowa State University.
All access premium subscription
This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.
Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)
Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.
SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx
TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx