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Record drought saps California honey production

Mike Brandi, left, and Jordan Erickson inspect beehives at a field in Los Banos, Calif. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, but the lack of rain has ravaged native plants and forced farmers to scale back crop production, leaving fewer places for honeybees to forage. MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / AP

Mike Brandi, left, and Jordan Erickson inspect beehives at a field in Los Banos, Calif. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, but the lack of rain has ravaged native plants and forced farmers to scale back crop production, leaving fewer places for honeybees to forage.

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