It looks like Florida is just getting hammered. First Irma and now the Florida Winter Storms Could Reduce Honey Production This Year.
It seems as though Climate Chaos is just hammer Florida's Beekeepers and Citrus growers. Both work together to bring us tasty tropical fruits.
Florida is the worlds second producer of Honey next to Brazil. With annul production of 27 million pounds Honey, beekeepers are extremely busy.
Still awaiting official reports, AG damages is expected to reach 100 million dollars.
Irma not only devastated South Florida Citrus groves she took her toll on sugar cane, tomatoes and strawberries.
Citrus and strawberries are important honey crops for Florida's Beekeepers. Irma also flooded many apiaries at the same time, leaving Beekeepers scrambling to save their colonies.
Besides having to deal with the effects of Irma, Florida's growers and Beekeepers now have climate chaos winter storms. Pretty much these winter storms are a knock out blow to the region.
Read the full report of these winter from CNBC...
Wednesday's high winds and heavy snow pounds Florida, the first time in thirty years. Rick Scott Florida's governor declared a state of emergency.
First Irma and now heavy snow and ice is pretty much a knockout blow to Florida's agriculture. It is becoming hard to survive as America's number citrus juice producer.
The U.S. Dept of AG said Florida can expect to harvest 46 million boxes of fruit this year. That will go down as the smallest crop in Florida's history since 1945.
This will only lead to Florida's Beekeepers smallest honey crop. Climate Chaos is real, let us hope that the Great State of Florida can catch a break.