Second-generation beekeeper Mike Brandi of Los Banos expects to bring in less than half of his usual honey yield this year. The varroa mite, pesticides and colony collapse disorder have been threatening beehives nationwide for years, but the fourth year of California's drought is making bee survival a challenge. Video by Brittany Peterson / McClatchy Brittany Peterson McClatchy
Second-generation beekeeper Mike Brandi of Los Banos expects to bring in less than half of his usual honey yield this year. The varroa mite, pesticides and colony collapse disorder have been threatening beehives nationwide for years, but the fourth year of California's drought is making bee survival a challenge. Video by Brittany Peterson / McClatchy Brittany Peterson McClatchy

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