Millions of bees arrive on Long Island to help boost dwindling population

There's a lot of buzz in Huntington where millions of bees are helping to boost Long Island's dwindling bee population.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2019, 4:50 PM

Updated 1,876 days ago

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There's a lot of buzz in Huntington where millions of bees are helping to boost Long Island's dwindling bee population.
The honey bees were trucked across the country from California to Huntington. They will then go to various bee hives across Long Island.

Master beekeeper Rich Blohm brought 4 million bees to Long Island to sell and help replenish the Island's dwindling honey bee population.

Blohm teaches others the art of beekeeping, which he says has become much more complicated than it once was. He says the worldwide collapse of bee colonies is a warning sign we should not ignore.

Debbie Klughers is a master beekeeper that takes care of about 100 hives out on the East End for private homeowners who have gardens and fruit trees and need the honey bees for pollination 

Klughers bought about 2 million bees, and says we all need to do our part in protecting them, including planting trees and not using pesticides.


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