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The Calamity of CCD

Busy Bees

Colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious phenomonen characterized by honey bees abandoning their hives, is still with is, and the cause is still mysterious. Over the past three years beekeepers throughout the United States have reported losing...

Busy Bees
Busy Bees

WORKER BEES keep the hive humming. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Abandoned Hive
Abandoned Hive

A SINGLE ANTENNA pokes through a cell from an abandoned hive. Colony collapse disorder is characterized by the mysterious phenomenon of bees leaving the hive, never to return. They leave behind the queen and immature brood (eggs, larvae and pupae) and stored food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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