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Why Bees are Disappearing

Marla Spivak speaks out on TED: Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in surprising harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a […]

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Colony Collapse Disorder

Randy Oliver series ‘Sick Bees’ in the October American Bee Journal describes viral problems that match what my bees have been suffering for the last two seasons. It’s something completely new. The Old CCD and Viruses As a commercial beekeeper, in southeastern Wyoming during the 60’s to late 70’s, I worked and then managed a […]

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