February 28, 2021

Deciphering The Mysterious Decline Of Honey Bees

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In 2006 beekeepers in the United States reported that a mysterious affliction, dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD), was causing widespread die-offs of bees. In colonies affected by CCD, adult workers completely disappeared, although plentiful brood (developing bees) and the queen remained
Beekeepers expect some of their bees to die off from season to season – typically, around 17 percent annually. But in recent years, losses have been more than twice as high.