Tag: CCD

Guest Post: Honey bees, CCD, and the Elephant in the Room

Dr. Doug Yanega stops by to tell us why he thinks Colony Collapse Disorder is nothing new.

Bees, pesticides, and CCD: what’s the evidence?

When you apply epidemiology methods to CCD, you might be surprised at the answers you get.

It’s hard out there for a bee

“Bees gone” is not sufficient for a diagnosis of Death by CCD, if you are a CSI Apiarist.

Bee news that isn’t news

I don’t know about my entomological colleagues, but I am getting rather snippy over stories about the latest thing that’s killing bees. Some of this I think is related to the false sense of urgency […]

Dennis vanEngelsdorp @ TED!

Somehow I missed this–Dennis was at TED last year!  He discusses honey bees, native bees, and some of the evidence for CCD and native bee declines.  I love his slogan of “Make Meadows, Not Lawns.” […]

Not a bee breakthrough…

I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about this news story: “Cure For Honey Bee Colony Collapse? ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2009) — For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) […]

New CCD news: Fungicides and acaricides?

A new press release from the Penn State CCD Working Group came out today, in advance of the ACS meetings: “The researchers present their analysis of pollen, brood, adult bees and wax samples today (Aug […]

The Happening and CCD

I got a tip that Colony Collapse Disorder is a part of the plot of M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, The Happening. Unfortunately, it seems to be another not-so-good film from Mr. Shyamalan, and has […]

Honey bee losses continue

I know people are interested in the continuing honeybee saga. From a recent press release by Penn State: “A recent survey by the Apiary Inspectors of America found that losses nationwide topped 36 percent of […]