Keeper lost $15K worth of bees after crop dustings

Wearing a veil to protect her face, hobbyist beekeeper Melissa Jefferson brushes away the worker bees as she takes a frame of honeycomb out of one of her hives at her home on N 1/2 Road near Loma.



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Wearing a veil to protect her face, hobbyist beekeeper Melissa Jefferson brushes away the worker bees as she takes a frame of honeycomb out of one of her hives at her home on N 1/2 Road near Loma.

There is buzz of a range war dusting up between beekeepers and alfalfa growers in the lower valley. On Sunday, after a crop duster sprayed alfalfa fields for alfalfa weevil in the Fruita and…




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