- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia beekeepers are being advised to keep an eye on honeybee colonies because of unfavorable weather conditions.

A news release from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture said the weather is causing a delay in honey flow, meaning many colonies have exhausted their food supplies.

The release advises feeding colonies that are light on honey until the honey flow returns. Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick says feed the bees if necessary to prevent unnecessary colony losses.

State Apiarist Wade Stiltner say beekeepers also should remove surplus supers so bees won’t store the artificial feed.

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