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Updated: 09/04/2013 08:00:40AM

Griffin fined for sprayings linked to honeybee deaths

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By SUSAN SALISBURY

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WEST PALM BEACH — One of Florida’s largest citrus growers has been fined after a state investigation found it illegally sprayed pesticide that caused the death of millions of honeybees.

For the last seven years, the nation’s beekeepers have been plagued by a malady known as colony collapse disorder, in which bees disappear from their hives. Pesticides have been blamed as one of the causes.

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