Drought takes a toll on honey production
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NEW BERLIN, Wis. - You can see the impact of the drought almost everywhere you look.
Plants, trees and fields are dried out and consumers could find themselves paying higher prices at the grocery store.
Today's TMJ4's Todd Hicks visited a farmers market in New Berlin where he found the "buzz" was about the honey.
Experts say the drought is really having a rough effect on bees.
The flowers are drying up and there's not enough pollen. So the bees are getting hungry and they can't make honey.
Less pollination will not only affect the supply of honey, but also the price.
Besides honey, maple syrup makers are calling this a disastrous year as they watch their trees shrivle up.
Honey producers say expect to see higher prices through next year.