Monday, June 30, 2014

Colony Collapse Disorder Linkfest

Bees at the brink:  Nature's dying migrant worker.  (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/29/2014)

A rush of recent research points to a complex triangle of causes: 
  1. pervasive pesticides
  2. a flowerless rural landscape dominated by cash crops, and 
  3. the spread of parasites and diseases. 
Together they inflict enormous damage on the honeybees that crisscross the country each spring and summer, like migrant laborers, to pollinate everything from almonds in California to apples in Maine.

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