"Scientists Untangle Multiple Causes of Bee Colony Disorder"

"PULLMAN, Wash. -- A microscopic pathogen and pesticides embedded in old honeycombs are two major contributors to the bee disease known as colony collapse disorder, which has wiped out thousands of beehives throughout the United States and Europe over the past three years, new research at Washington State University has confirmed.

Working on the project funded in part by regional beekeepers and WSU's Agricultural Research Center, entomology professor Steve Sheppard and his team have narrowed the list of potential causes for colony collapse disorder. "

Environment News Service had the story July 29, 2009.

Thursday, July 30, 2009