October 31, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska bee supplier says millions of honeybees headed for Nebraska and other states have died during a Wyoming snowstorm.
Jane and Warren Nelson own Valhalla Bee Farm in Lincoln, and she says they were notified about the problem Thursday morning.
Jane Nelson told the Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/WO275R) that a semitrailer was hauling the more than 16 million bees from a Northern California supplier.
The California company hopes to replace the shipment within a few days.
Jane Nelson says many of her customers are hobbyists, describing them as "people who want to have a little bit of honey for themselves or promote good pollination in their gardens."