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The state's wild honeybees have been all but wiped out. Trachea and varroa mites, which appeared in the 1990s, in addition to pesticide use, have devastated the wild bee and over 50,000 managed bee colonies. Such loses affect pollination, which in turn affects fruit and plant growth.
North Carolina benefits from having more than ten-thousand beekeepers, more than any state in the nation. The state also ranks among the top ten in number of beehives, and most of these belong to hobbyists with a passion for keeping bees. This article discusses the history of beekeeping, the importance of bees in pollination, and the production of honey.