Are Bees Back Up On Their Knees?

Are Bees Back Up On Their Knees?

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“We still don’t really know why Colony Collapse Disorder was happening, but it looks as if we are turning the corner,” writes Noah Wilson-Rich, the founder and chief scientific officer of the Best Bees Company. “Scientists I’ve spoken to in both academia and government have strong reason to believe that C.C.D. is essentially over.”

“This finding is based on data from the past three years — or perhaps, more accurately, the lack thereof. There have been no conclusively documented cases of C.C.D. in the strict sense. Perhaps C.C.D. will one day seem like yet another blip on the millennium-plus timeline of unexplained bee die-offs. Luckily, the dauntless efforts of beekeepers have brought bee populations back each time.”

(READ the Op/Ed by Noah Wilson-Rich, the author of “The Bee: A Natural History,” on the New York Times)

Photo by  Danny Perez Photography – Story tip from Michael Stypa

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