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Fewer bees a threat to world's almond supply

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Bee inspector Neil Trent of Scientific Ag Co., inspects a frame of bees Tuesday to assess the colony strength, near Turlock, Calif.

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Honeybees cluster Tuesday on top of the frames of an opened hive in an almond orchard.

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Bee brokers, beekeepers and almond growers around California say there's a shortage of healthy honeybees for this year's pollination, especially after colony collapse disorder took a higher toll this winter. The disorder, in which honey bees suddenly disappear or die, wipes out thousands of colonies each year.
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    • Bee inspector Neil Trent of Scientific Ag Co., inspects a frame of bees Tuesday to assess the colony strength, near Turlock, Calif.
    • Honeybees cluster Tuesday on top of the frames of an opened hive in an almond orchard.
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