colony collapse disorder

New chemical could protect honeybee hives from parasites

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The compound seems to be very effective protection from mites, and could soon become a key component of beekeepers' arsenals, allowing them to address the "colony colapse disorder".

Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe

Posted in Featured, Science on 5th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.

US wild bee numbers decline as land is converted for biofuel

Posted in Featured, Science on 22nd Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The researchers say that the conversion of land to grow corn for biofuels is a key element in the decline.

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Posted in Featured, Science on 25th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.

Research shows that honey bees can rapidly evolve to overcome new disease

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops.