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1 ------ htm (see webpage) Please Lord, not the bees [Uploaded 071111
  1. First reported last autumn in the U.S., the list of afflicted countries has now expanded to include several in Europe, as well as Brazil, Taiwan, and possibly Canada.
  2. Bees seem to desert their hive or forget to return home from their foraging runs. The hive population dwindles and then collapses once there are too few bees to maintain it. Typically, no dead bee carcasses lie in or around the afflicted hive, although the queen and a few attendants may remain.
  3. The defect, whatever it is, afflicts the adult bee. Larvae continue to develop normally, even as a hive is in the midst of collapse
  4. But with CCD the invasion of hive pests such as the wax moth and small hive beetle is noticeably delayed.
  5. unusual colony deaths have come in from at least 22 states,
  6. The same story informed that autopsies of CCD bees showed higher than normal levels of fungi, bacteria and other pathogens, as well as weakened immune systems. It appears as if the bees have got the equivalent of AIDS.
  7. The same story said that one of London’s biggest bee-keepers recently reported 23 of his 40 hives empty. But, the U.K. Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was quoted as saying, “There is absolutely no evidence of CCD in the UK.”
  8. dubious quote to Einstein: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.”
  9. it will get ugly if we lose them. “It’s not the staples,”
  10. Who should be surprised that the major media reports forget to tell us that the dying bees are actually hyper-bred varieties that we coax into a larger than normal body size?
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NYT Mystery Disease Is Threat to Bee Colonies - New York Times
  1. A colony can have roughly 20,000 bees in the winter and up to 60,000 in the summer
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CNN Mysterious Deaths Of Honey Bees
  1. Most of the beekeepers who have recently reported heavy losses associated with CCD are large commercial migratory beekeepers, some of whom are losing 50 percent to 90 percent of their colonies.
  2. Three-quarters of the world's 250,000 flowering plants - including many fruits and vegetables - require pollination to reproduce.
  3. But this is not a new problem. Over the past two decades, concern has risen around the world about the decline of pollinators of all descriptions. During this period in the United States, the honeybee, the world's premier pollinator, experienced a dramatic 40 percent decline, from nearly six million to less than two and a half million
4 070424 htm NYT Honeybees - Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons - New York Times
  1. More than a quarter of the country’s 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bee
  2. Others noted that countries in Europe, as well as Guatemala and parts of Brazil, are also struggling for answers.
  3. “There are losses around the world that may or not be linked,
  4. The researchers have found some fungi in the affected bees that are found in humans whose immune systems have been suppressed by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or cancer.
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NYT Honeybees - Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons - New York Times
  1. More than a quarter of the country’s 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bees
  2. “There are losses around the world that may or not be linked,
6 070426 htm Reuters Taiwan stung by millions of missing bees on Yahoo! News
  1. Over the past two months, farmers in three parts of Taiwan have reported most of their bees gone, the Chinese-language United Daily News reported. Taiwan's TVBS television station said about 10 million bees had vanished in Taiwan.
7 070510 htm (Appended) No Organic Bees Loss ... Source: infoLiberation
  1. No Organic Bee Losses
8 070601 htm WashPost Honey, I'm Gone -
  1. A third of our food supply -- including much of the boredom-relieving stuff, from cranberries to cucumbers
  2. An estimated quarter of the country's 2.4 million colonies of Apis mellifera
  3. French referring to it as "mad bee disease"?
  4. What about the comment attributed to Einstein that "if the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination . . . no more men!"
  5. . All pollinators are in decline, according to a recent study.
9 070601 htm
WashPost Honey, I'm Gone -
  1. The rest of the bees are simply gone, leaving behind not even dead bodies.
  2. A third of our food supply
  3. As go the bees, so go our hopes and fears for the future.
  4. An estimated quarter of the country's 2.4 million colonies of Apis mellifera have been lost since winter
  5. Is this the AIDS of bees?
  6. French referring to it as "mad bee disease"
10 070609 htm LaTimes Los Angeles Times: Mysterious deaths of bees take broad toll
  1. This year, he will pay dearly for the precious bees — $13,000 for 200 hives, the same price that 300 hives cost him last year
  2. The large number of pathogens suggested, she said, that the bees' immune systems had been suppressed, allowing the proliferation of infections
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11 070626 htm
DailyHerald Daily Herald - Bees dying of mysterious infection
  1. ;[Reviewed, repeat]
12 070927 htm
NYT Backyard Beekeepers as Warriors Against a Plague - New York Times
  1. [reviewed]
  2. Getting Started
13 071020 htm MicroBiology Influenza Virility Temp Humidity
  1. Influenza virus transmission is dependent on humidity and temperature
  2. hey found that low relative humidities of 20%-35% were most favorable, while transmission was completely blocked at a high relative humidity of 80%.
  3. when guinea pigs were kept at 5°C, transmission occurred with greater frequency than at 20°C, while at 30°C, no transmission was detected
14 080120 htm TelegraphUK Wiped Out In Ten Years Bees
  1. Last year, more than 11 per cent of all beehives inspected were wiped out, although losses were higher in some areas
  2. In London, about 4,000 hives - two-thirds of the bee colonies in the capital - were estimated to have died over last winter. Of the eight colonies inspected so far this year, all have been wiped out.
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16 080325 htm NYT Bats Perish, and No One Knows Why - New York Times
  1. A study of Brazilian free-tailed bats in southwestern Texas found that their presence saved cotton farmers a sixth to an eighth of the cash value of their crops by consuming insect pests.
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CNN More Commercial Bee Colonies Lost
  1. Survey: 36.1 percent of nation's commercially managed hives lost since last year
18 080630 htm
NYT Bee by Bee - Op-Ed
  1. [reviewed]
19 090427 htm
Times Bee Burglars Plunder Hives
  1. This month bee burglars broke into Common Farm in Staffordshire and stole 18 hives of honeybees — about 800,000 bees worth up to £6,000 — in an act that has horrified the bee-keeping community
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WashPost Groups ask U.S. to regulate shipping of commercial bumblebees
  1. Conservation groups said four species of native bumblebees are close to extinction
  2. Researchers believe the precipitous declines in the species
  3. In the Eastern United States, the yellow-banded and rusty-patched bumblebees have declined markedly. In Western states, populations of the Franklin's and Western bumblebees have crashed
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Yahoo Print Story: Bees in more trouble than ever after bad winter - Yahoo! News

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