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N.D. bee colonies hit all-time high

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BISMARCK — The country’s No. 1 state for the bee industry has hit an all-time high for colonies.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced Thursday that about 510,000 bee colonies were registered this year in North Dakota, up by almost 30,000 from 2013. The colonies are spread across more than 12,200 locations, compared with 11,000 last year.

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