Saturday, August 27, 2016

Colony Collapse Disorder- struggles of bees

Really nice, balanced article in today's Washington Post about Colony Collapse Disorder. The refrain coming from environmental protests is that the problem is neonicotinoids, a type of pesticide. This piece argues that the problem may be more about the way they or applied, and that the protests ignore another major problem facing bees- the varroa mite. Surprise surprise- everything's not so simple!

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