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Bee Colony Collapse Disorder: New Study Suggests Mass Extinction Not Occurring, Little Actually Known

 

Editor’s Note:  The research described below is that type of inquiry that must be completed before any regulatory actions are contemplated on Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

Huffington Post: Green Edition/ Scientific American

 

Bees are making headlines these days, and not in a positive way. 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. That data is often interpreted to mean that all of the world’s 20,000 bee species are in danger, and that we may be in the midst of a “global pollinator crisis.” But there’s little data to back up those claims, scientists say.

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