An estimated 25,000 bumblebees have been found dead in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville since Saturday, the largest known incident of bumblebee deaths in the United States, according to the Xerces Society. Preliminary information suggests pesticides may be at fault.
25,000 bumblebees killed, dropping from trees in Wilsonville; pesticide suspected
Colony collapse disorder, which can extinguish entire colonies of bees, has been slowly chipping away at production of a long list of crops we often take for granted. In California, in one year alone, 2007-2008, honeybee populations decreased by 29%.
Give bees a chance: how helping the honeybees can help your own health
The most recent onset of Colony Collapse Disorder was followed immediately by a thorough collection of scientific publications investigating the disease hypothesis. Potentially important findings focused on viral (Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus and an …
What is killing honey bees?
Pretty surprising, but many hotels are giving a home to the species – so threatened by colony collapse – as they provide fresh, local honey to their guests, to satisfy their increasing hunger for locally sourced foods. Many of the beehives are on the …
Locavore Trend: Hotels Get Into Beekeeping While Colony Collapse Causes Become Clear
You may have heard about colony collapse disorder and other bee-related problems. But what’s a problem for bees is a problem for people, too. “The biggest issue is that bees are involved in almost everything we eat,” Taylor said.
Onslow beekeeping ‘short course’ helps novices
Therefore it also seems unlikely that neonicotinoids are responsible, at least on their own, for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which whole hives suddenly expire. The sublethal effects are more interesting. We’re talking here about a …
The nerve poison harming our bees
but honeybees are under attack, victims of colony collapse disorder where they disappear from hyphens and now this. >> normally, in the spring, do you see this many dead bodies ? >> some of the bees are incapacitates or stunned.
Bee deaths linked to pesticides
There’s little question that pesticides play a role in the malady known as colony collapse disorder, in which whole colonies of honeybees leave their hives abruptly and never return. Most experts would say pesticides are among a host of …
Pros and cons in the bee debate
The phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, is a crisis that could have worldwide impact on what we eat. Denise Breyley, a local forager for Whole Foods Market, is hoping to bring awareness to the problem by teaming up with kindergarteners at …
Beekeeper program gives students the buzz about Colony Collapse
MarketWatch (press release)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — BeesFree, Inc. (OBB:BEES) reports that last night’s news report by Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News highlighted the potential devastating effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
Nightly News With Brian Williams Highlights the Increasing Dangers of Colony Collapse Disorder
by Zain Iqbal If you haven’t yet heard the latest on Colony Collapse Disorder, a sudden and mysterious disappearance of perfectly healthy honeybees from their hives, then read these rather chilling pieces from Boing Boing and Time.
How A Honeybee Collapse Could Affect Our Food Supply
Last week I wrote a piece about the worrying phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder, a complicated problem that is decimating bee populations worldwide, and the theorized role of aa group of pesticides, the neonicotinoids, sold by the agrochemical …
Pesticide Profits or Bees: Bayer Responds
Colony collapse disorder has cut through honeybee populations, with some beekeepers reportedly losing up to 90 percent of their stock in recent years. European bee populations are also declining, and so are some species of North American bumblebee.
Bee Colony Collapse Disorder: New Study Suggests Mass Extinction Not Occurring, Little Actually Known
Is colony collapse disorder just the visible part of a “global pollinator crisis”? The answer is surprisingly murky. To help answer the question, scientists have created an inexpensive, nationwide wild bee monitoring program By Sarah Fecht | May 8, …
Hive and Seek: Domestic Honeybees Keep Disappearing, but Are Their Wild Cousins in Trouble, Too?
Capital Public Radio News
By Kathleen Masterson Scientists believe a combination of factors contributes to Colony Collapse Disorder, including habitat loss, parasites and viruses. But recent studies point to a common group of pesticides called neonicotinoids as a significant …
Pesticides Contribute to Bee Colony Collapse, Report Finds