Honeycombs Melt Inside Beehives

Not even bees have been safe from the sweltering temperatures that have been roasting much of Spain this summer.

Temperatures of more than 104 degrees since late July have melted the wax honeycombs inside some 4,000 beehives in the provinces of Cordoba and Seville.

Thousands of queen bees and bee colonies have been destroyed and losses were estimated at $168,000, said Juani Fernandez, spokeswoman for the Association of Small Farmers, on Friday.

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