TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Wabash Valley bee keepers are working overtime in the heat.
The lack of rain has dried up the water supply for many flowers,which affects their production of nectar and pollen levels, which bees rely on.
Bee experts said the mild winter and dry spring, combined with this summer, made it necessary to conserve.
"Nectar flow or some bee keepers will call it the honey flow, tends to be considerably lower when its so dry and that means that bees may be producing less honey which means they have less of a food source then to get them through the winter," Saint Mary-of-the Woods Garden Manager and Fiber Project Coordinator Candace Minster said.
Their one well-established colony is still doing well.
However, their three newer colonies are hurting.
They say keeping them hydrated every day is key.
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