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

Scientists & Soldiers

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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!

bees san francisco

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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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More global coverage of the shocking news that a third of the honeybees in the U.S. did not survive the winter.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/02/food-fear-mystery-beehives-collapse

“Mankind has been managing and transporting bees for centuries to pollinate food and produce honey, nature’s natural sweetener and antiseptic. Their extinction would mean not only a colourless, meatless diet of cereals and rice, and cottonless clothes, but a landscape without orchards, allotments and meadows of wildflowers – and the collapse of the food chain that sustains wild birds and animals.”

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Yet another effect of the global loss of bees… bans on imports are creating shortages, and thefts of bees are being widely reported in Japan. Why? Crops need pollination… pollination requires pollinators… money, livelihoods and food supplies are at stake.

‘Bee rustlers’ sting Japanese apiarists:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8655685.stm

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…and that’s not even the worst news.”  As if colony collapse disorder wasn’t already enough of a challenge, the winter was harsh for U.S. honeybees.  Read the results of this year’s census:

http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/blogs/bees/colony-collapse-disorder-census-0430

frightening… and sad.

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