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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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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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From Popular Science:  “German Airports Using “Biodetective” Honeybees to Monitor Air Quality”.  June 29, 2010.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-06/german-airports-use-honeybees-monitor-air-quality

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New technology for looking inside a live honeybee colony.  This is exciting stuff!

BBC live hive article

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Video: Full Episode – Silence of the Bees – Colony Collapse Disorder, CCD, Honeybees | Nature.

“In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives. A precious pollinator of fruits and vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and threatened our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers — and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.”

After watching this program on PBS, I was inspired to do something.

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