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Study: Health Risks Greater for Honeybees in Urban Hives

More and more urban dwellers are starting to keep honeybees as a hobby, but a new study finds it might not be so good for the bees. Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh studied two dozen honeybee colonies managed by beekeepers in the city and outlying areas. They compared the health of those bees with the health of honeybees in 15 wild colonies found in trees or buildings. Investigators studied the immune systems of worker honeybees and the “pathogen pressure,” or...

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