Bee hives wrapped against winter cold.

Bee hives wrapped against winter cold.

Beehives wrapped in cold weather

A trio of beehives on a small farm are wrapped against winter cold and protected by bales of hay as a beekeeper tries to keep his bees alive for summer feeding and honey production.

The bee population declines every year due to disease and colony collapse disorder as beekeepers struggle to keep enough bees alive for proper pollination of crops and for honey production.

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