What’s happening to honey bees?

by 1389 on August 15, 2013

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Published on Jul 17, 2013 by scishow

You’ve probably heard about the sudden and mysterious drop in honey bee populations throughout the U.S.A. and Europe. Beekeepers used to report average losses in their worker bees of about 5-10% a year, but starting around 2006, that rate jumped to about 30%. Today, many large beekeeping operations are reporting that up to 40 or 50 percent of their swarms have mysteriously disappeared. This massive die-off of honey bee populations has been dubbed colony collapse disorder, and it is a big, big deal. Find out more in today’s episode of SciShow.

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Fungicides may also play a role. See: The Mystery of Bee Colony Collapse.

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1 Grumpy August 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm

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