What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)?

By: Saturday August 10, 2013 6:40 pm

Environmentalists say that CCD is caused by neonicotinoid pesticides. They point to a study that comes to this conclusion, and they have a friend in the mainstream media, which is highly sympathetic to their anti-pesticides bias.

But is there really a consensus?

 

The Honeybee Crisis

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 6:09 pm

According to statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture earlier this month, 31 percent of the managed honeybee colonies died in the winter. Since fruiting is dependent on fertilization, a result of pollination, honeybee decline can impact agriculture. We can directly link honeybees to one out of every three bites of food that we put on our table.

What I Know About Honeybees

By: Saturday April 23, 2011 4:00 pm

I love my bee girls. I never expected such a small hobby with such serendipital beginnings to develop into such an emotionally satisfying experience. As Chris says: It’s not about the honey. It’s about the bees.

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