If you’ve heard any news about bees recently, chances are it’s not positive. Most news coverage focuses on one particular issue facing our buzzy little friends; colony collapse disorder. If you’re not aware, Colony Collapse Disorder is when commercial honey bee hives just…die. Or disappear. Literally thousands of bees gone in a couple of days. […]
For the past 10 years, scientists have been studying the process of colony collapse disorder (CCD), where honey bee colonies suddenly die off. U.W. researcher Sainath Subyanarayanan has studied this phenomenon and co-authored a book, Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics, and Honeybee Health (Nature, Society, and Culture) which discusses the multifactorial process of CCD.