What’s Happening To the Honey Bees?

May 1st, 2007

BeeBillions of honeybees have vanished worldwide. Dubbed “colony collapse disorder,” this has serious implications for farmers who rely on bees to pollinate their crops. An initial but much-discredited report (link #2) suggested that cell phone radiation was responsible, but now scientists are looking at a fungal infection as the likely culprit.

Link: http://www.reuters.com/…
(via digg)

Update: According to the BBC, colony collapse disorder may be nonexistent and the big die-off is normal.

Update (2012-04-04): The cause of colony collapse disorder is still unknown, but researchers are narrowing in on a class of insecticides as being at least partly responsible.

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