[ExI] bees again

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 14:36:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 9:36 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> About four or five years ago we had a discussion here about the colony
> collapse syndrome that was being observed.  I noticed at the time several
> bees that were too sick to fly but were not perishing of old age.  They
> tended to perish quickly after I observed them walking or crawling about.
> This evening I noticed four bees in that condition, which is about what I
> was seeing four or five years ago.  Stand by for news of another colony
> collapse.  I haven't heard anything, and there were the usual numbers of
> bees about this spring.

I just started keeping bees this year. I've got two colonies. CCD is
an ongoing problem. I think the current best explanation is that it's
due to a combination of factors including parasites, disease,
pesticides, and malnutrition.

Just curious...how do you know the bees weren't old?


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