A Spanish scientist who has been studying the issue of colony collapse disorder in honey bees for years believes he has identified the smoking gun that has been devastating the insect across much of the world.
He believes Nosema ceranae, a parasite common in Asian bees, has spread to Europe and the Americas and is the chief culprit. Luckily, the microscopic parasite is easily treatable. Read more here. Check out TDG's previous special report on Saving The Bees, with stories, tips, recipes and your photos:
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Beekeeping Timeline: Colony Collapse Disorder Is Latest Episode In A Tumultuous History
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What Is Colony Collapse Disorder?
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The Daily Green blog by Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine
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Scientists Study New Pesticide In Bee Death Investigation -- May 15
One Expert's Long View: There Is No Bee Crisis -- May 17
A Novel Idea For the Yard: Leave It Alone -- May 21
To Understand Colony Collapse Disorder, Start With A Census - Part I -- May 29
To Understand Colony Collapse Disorder, Start With A Census - Part II -- May 29
The Many -- And I Mean Many -- Suspects Of CCD -- June 4
Summer Brings Good Health To The Hives -- June 12
Colony Disorder Caused 45 % Of Bee Losses -- June 18
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