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
The Guardian (blog)
Two recent scientific studies point to modern pesticides as the main culprit for colony collapse disorder in domestic honeybees, Apis mellifera, as well as causing the dramatic decline in native wild bee populations. The pesticides in question are the …
Bee deaths linked to common pesticides
By Dr. Mercola Bee colonies around the globe are mysteriously disappearing, a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). Since 2006, it’s estimated that close to one-third of all honey bee colonies have simply vanished into thin air.
What Biotech Company Blamed for Bee Collapse Just Bought Leading Bee Research Firm?
The most talked about study, from a Harvard team, found that the colonies fed neonicotinoid-laced corn syrup collapsed in a manner that appeared to mimic the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD—the mysterious phenomenon in which …
The honeybees are still dying
While the honey bee is an essential part of the food grid — pollinating countless crops which humans and animals need for nutrition — it is under attack from an …
Research continues in cause of Colony Collapse
These deaths come in the midst of a global investigation of another mysterious bee malady called colony collapse disorder, in which bees suddenly abandon their hives and die. Though neonicotinoid pesticides are being investigated as a cause for colony …
Four days in April deadly for bees
The mysterious colony collapse disorder that pushed the world’s honeybee industry to crisis also pulled dozens of Missoulians to Fort Missoula on Friday. There, they took delivery of more than 200 packages of Carniolan bees – roughly 1.5 million …
Western Montana beekeepers take delivery of insects with interest buzzing
It’s being called “Colony Collapse Disorder” and Dennard says mites aren’t the only things jeopardizing honey bees. Weather and fertilizer are also to blame. “There are certain chemicals they use to coat the seed. You don’t want a pesticide that …
Where Are All The Honey Bees?
Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Since bees are crucial pollinators for agriculture, their unexpected absence, now known as colony collapse disorder, is felt everywhere, from apple orchards to buckwheat farms. As scientists and beekeepers work to find the cause of colony collapse, …
Genetic diversity influences population health in honeybees
Beginning in 2007, Beeologics has researched two critical bee issues: colony collapse disorder and Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus. In late September of last year, …
Research Firm identifies Monsanto as cause for Colony Collapse Disorder So…Monsanto Buys It
Commercial and hobbyist beekeepers all over the nation have been experiencing this phenomenon, which has been dubbed “colony collapse disorder” since it was first reported in late 2006. The rise in seemingly random colony disappearances remains a …
Drought latest in series of beekeeping struggles
Huffington Post (blog)
Beeologics has developed a product called Remembee, an anti-viral agent which its boosters claim will help stem the tide of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious plague which has led to the disappearance of the bees in up to a third of the commercial …
The Fox (Monsanto) Buys the Chicken Coop (Beeologics)