Colony Collapse Disease Updates

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Where Have All the Bees Gone?

Like many of our readers, we’ve been closely following news reports of dying honeybees, the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). We’ll continue to update this page as scientists learn more about what’s happening to honeybee populations and what we can do it. You can also post comments or links to relevant news by using the comments feature below.

Recent Articles from Mother Earth News

It’s Time to Ban Dangerous Neonicotinoid Pesticides August/September 2012

Colony Collapse May Be Associated With Viral, Fungal Infection October 8, 2010

Keeping Bees Using the Top-bar Beekeeping Method October/November 2009

Are Potent Pesticides Killing Honeybees? October/November 2009

The Buzz on Vanishing Bees October/November 2008

Dance for Honey Bees  September 8, 2008

More Links to Related Articles and Web Sites

“What a Scientist Didn’t Tell the New York Times About His Study On Bee Deaths,”CNN Money, October 8, 2010

Questions and Answers on Colony Collapse Disorder, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery,” New York Times, October 6, 2010

Saving Bees, What We Know Now“, New York Times, September 3, 2009

Silence of the Bees: Impact of CCD on US Agriculture,” PBS, July 20, 2009

“Killing Parasite’s Genome Unveiled,” Grit, June 12, 2009

“Cure for Honeybee Colony Collapse?” Science Daily, April 14, 2009

Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees,” Scientific American,  April 2009

“‘No proof’ of bee killer theory,” BBC World Service, March 5, 2009

Mysterious Honeybee Disappearance Linked to Rare Virus,” Scientific American, September 7, 2007

New Virus May be Killing Bees,” Reuters, September 6, 2007

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