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(KTVI)-- The harsh winter and wet spring has not been kind to honey bee keepers.

Some have lost half of their income because honey producing months are May through July and the first half did not produce much.

Generally bee colonies diminish due to habitat, but this year it's been the weather.

Honey bees are instrumental in pollinating crops which are responsible for the fruit, vegetables and almonds we eat.

With the loss of honey bees, bee keepers are curious how the rest of the season will go.

Beekeepers are hoping for better weather the second half of the honey producing season.