Friday, March 30, 2007

UH OH! or this morning in the Freep

Wow. Hmmmm It would suck to finally get to set up a hive and then have this horrendous thing happen. The Robbing The Bees dude was all over this mysterious virus. Can bugs get bugs? It seems bug scientists are baffled by what is wiping out bee colonies across the US, but nobody can explain why this unknown plague's impact seems to vary from place to place. Pete is amused by the emo name-- "colony collapse disorder", it strikes apparently healthy bee colonies and doesn't seem to respond to any treatment. It has been witnessed from coast to coast and a beekeeper may lose 40 percent to 80 percent of his hives while an apiary a few miles away will remain untouched, one researcher said.

"We've documented this has been in at least half the states of the U.S. this year," said Jerry Bromenshenk, a biology research professor at the University of Montana, and who is studying the disorder along with scientists from Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Yo Trex..I'm talkin to YOU) among others. Apparently the worker bees just abandoned the larvae.

Two words: pesticide resistent

eeep!!! Save my baby bees!


Maddy said...

eek! Those poor bees! I wuvs my honey on my toast.


biscodo said...

You want to know the REAL reason why the bees are disappearing? Because the godless atheists trying to legalize gay marriage want the terrorists to win... by stealing the bees.

It's a conspiracy, I tell you.

"They're trying to sap our precious bodily fluids!"