A featured video appeared on Channel 13 6:00 news, Thursday, April 11, 2013. Beekeeper, Robin Campbell of Waynesville was interviewed by WLOS reporter, John Le. Robin Campbell lost all of her 4 hives. There’s no emptier feeling than a hive with no buzz. “There’s nothing,” says Campbell. “And then you start getting sad.” She says it’s happened to several other beekeepers in her neighborhood.
Since last fall, about half of America’s bee population is lost – nearly 3 million hives. Some blame pesticides, others blame cell phones, but no one really knows. The loss is major for US agriculture. Some estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat, is affected by bees. Beyond honey, the pollination makes this bee mystery concerning.
Also appearing in the video were Bill Skelton, Director of Haywood County Home Extension, and Wallace Leatherwood, member of the Haywood County Beekeepers Club.
Unfortunately, the video is no longer available for viewing.