'Zombie' bees identified in Vt., 1st in Eastern US

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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:12 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. Last fall, a new threat emerged: zombie bees.

Beekeeper Anthony Cantrell of Burlington discovered zombie bees in his hive in October, the first time they'd been found in the eastern United States.

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