Jay, yes bees have been under stress for many years, largely from pesticides. One good thing that might occur when the SHTF is that pesticides will, for the most part, be unavailable. That may help the hives tremendously.
Here are the links as I intended them to be. Again, sorry for what happened on the first attempt.
Meanwhile, here are some links that may help anyone looking into beekeeping.
http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/beekeeping_class/ : My favorite link!</p>
Pretty good site. Just be aware they do sell stuff.
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