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.
Seattle-based architecture firm Callison, one of the largest in the U.S., said it will be acquired by Dutch design giant Arcadis as it seeks to tackle an increasingly hungry global market.
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