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Safety Concerns Over Retreat Mining, A Honeybee Heaven, & Handbells Ring in Spring

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The method of mining that recently killed two men in a Boone County mine isn't the only safety concern.  While Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder is relatively uncommon in West Virginia, bees and pollinators are still threatened here in this region and all across the country. Also, Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Ringers community handbell group is ringing in spring.  

A native of Washington, West Virginia, Dave Mistich joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in October of 2012, as the Charleston Reporter. After bouncing around a variety of newsroom roles at WVPB, he now focuses on state-level politics and government, as well as breaking news. Dave plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds. He can be reached via email at dmistich@wvpublic.org and you can follow him on Twitter @davemistich.