Neil Trent pries opens a bee hive for inspection in an almond orchard Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, near Turlock, Calif. Trent, who works for Bakersfield-based Scientific Ag Co., says some bee hives in the state have weak colonies of bees, spelling a bee shortage in time for almond bloom. (AP Photo, Gosia Wozniacka)

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Neil Trent pries opens a bee hive for inspection in an almond orchard Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, near Turlock, Calif. Trent, who works for Bakersfield-based Scientific Ag Co., says some bee hives in the state have weak colonies of bees, spelling a bee shortage in time for almond bloom. (AP Photo, Gosia Wozniacka)
Neil Trent pries opens a bee hive for inspection in an almond orchard Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, near Turlock, Calif. Trent, who works for Bakersfield-based Scientific Ag Co., says some bee hives in the state have weak colonies of bees, spelling a bee shortage in time for almond bloom. (AP Photo, Gosia Wozniacka)
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