Fears for Crops as Shock Figures From America Show Scale of Bee Catastrophe | CommonDreams.org

Posted by Trish Riley, May 3, 2010

“Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in terminal decline has emerged from the United States where, for the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies have failed to survive the winter.

A global review of honeybee deaths by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported last week that there was no one single cause, but pointed the finger at the “irresponsible use” of pesticides that may damage bee health and make them more susceptible to diseases.”

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