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Decade-long drought in Chile wipes out hives as bees are left without flowers

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 4, 2019 13:28

Decade-long drought in Chile wipes out hives as bees are left without flowers

Beekeeper Pablo Alvarez squats beside his backyard hives and points upward into a cloudless Chilean sky. Bees come and go along the line he signals, flying in unison as if riding an invisible highway in the air. A quick scan around his bee yard tells the story. Southern hemisphere spring showers once spawned meadows of dandelions in this vineyard-speckled Pacific coast town. Now there is just dust and hardpan. His story is typical of beekeepers large and small in much of central Chile, where a punishing, decade-long drought is making life difficult for honey bees.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 4, 2019 13:28