[ExI] bees again

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Jun 23 15:12:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 10:36:52AM -0400, Dave Sill wrote:

> 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.

One of the theories is that it's neonicotinoid insecticides which
weaken the hive and make it susceptible to disease.

The pollinators are still dying fine. I haven't seen a regular
bee in a while. Quite a few regular bumblebees, but that might
be a local population spike.
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