Ark. Spill Victims on 'Wrong' Side of Fence Left to Fend for Themselves

"MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- In the week after an oil spill strangled the air in Ann Jarrell's neighborhood, tens of thousands of her bees either died or went mad."

"Jarrell has kept bees in her backyard since she moved to Mayflower almost two years ago. Living in the hamlet between Little Rock and Conway has afforded her the chance to be close to her daughter, Jennifer. Behind her three-bedroom brick home, at the corner of her small fenced-in yard, she tended to two beehives. Apiarists select and breed passive bees, and Jarrell's were no different, until they were."

Sam Eifling reports for the Arkansas Times via InsideClimate News August 7, 2013 in Part 1 of a two-part series.

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Part 2: "Persisting Impact of Ark. Oil Spill Tears Community and Family Fabric"

Source: Arkansas Times, 08/09/2013