Stress Among Young Bees Linked to Colony Collapse

February 11, 2015 4:12 AM

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Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) turns out to be a significant threat posed to the honey bee populations all around the world. And the issue is that there are a lot of descriptions available for the disorder but there is nothing known about the causes of the problem. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) they are investigating parasites, pathogens, environmental problems and pesticides as the possible factors behind the threat.

In the United States, “colony losses from CCD are a very serious problem for beekeepers. Annual losses from the winter of 2006-2011 averaged about 33 percent each year, with a third of these losses attributed to CCD by beekeepers. The winter of 2011-2012 was an exception, when total losses dropped t...

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