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Scientists Discover What’s Killing the Bees and it’s Worse than Thought

By Shaun Gibson, published on Jul 28, 2013

Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. Suspects have included pesticides, disease-bearing parasites and poor nutrition. But in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers... (more)

Tags: environment, science, nature, bees, colony collapse disorder, what’s killing the bees, ccd, if the bee disappeared off the face of the earth man would only have four years left to

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