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More bad news for the world’s pollinators:  4 species of the U.S. bumblebee population collapse.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2011/1/4/933430/-U.S-Bumble-bee-Population-Implodes,-Drops-96

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The deadly virus – fungus combo that seems to play a big role in colony collapse disorder:

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Indoor Bee Hive

Wow,  this seems like a very cool idea for educators and people who just want to get closer to their honeybees.   http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/observationhive.phtml

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Ooh… I can’t wait to visit the shop noted in this story!  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:  Hurray for urban beekeepers!

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Hurray for urban beekeepers!  “The New York City Beekeepers Association estimates there are now already 200 beekeepers in New York City since it became legal in April, with the majority in Brooklyn, and expect more soon – as the buzz spreads.”

http://wcbstv.com/local/nyc.legal.beekeeping.2.1760491.html

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I’ve been under the impression that the evidence was inconclusive about whether the proliferation of mobile phones is tied to colony collapse disorder, but a new study seems to find a correlation.  More research needed.  But the big question is:  IF mobile phone radiation is contributing to the decline of honeybees (and other pollinators), what are we prepared to do about it??

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/7778401/Mobile-phones-responsible-for-disappearance-of-honey-bee.html

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Haagen Dazs launched a site to help the honey bees!  Click on the “how you can help” link to learn more about what you can do.  http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/

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