Researchers around the globe continue to look for the causes of what’s being called “colony collapse disorder” with honeybees. Agriculture depends on bees to pollinate the crops needed for market and in turn the family dinner table. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, researchers and beekeepers alike say there are several possible causes for the problem.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/wienkebeewrapmixdown.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.