COLORADO: Electric enclosures won’t impact declining bee populations

A bumblebee rests on a native blanket flower (Gaillardia pinnatifida) at Ridgway State Park.

Plaindealer photo by Mary Menz

by Dalton Carver

With backyard beekeeping becoming more popular around the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently released a video on how to protect your hives from wildlife and pests using an electric enclosure. However, these suggestions are targeted at hobbyists and won’t have any real impact on the overall decline of the bee population.
CPW doesn’t keep statistics, but the number of inquiries received on how to protect hobby hives is...

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