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Bee deaths rise, and you could see the fallout at the grocery store

Beekeepers in the U.S. reported that 42 percent of the honeybees they managed last year died, the second-highest percentage since the survey began in 2010, as mites, viruses, and other maladies caused losses to spike.

Pesticide exposure may also play a role in weakening bee population, said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, a University of Maryland researcher who directed the annual study released Wednesday.

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