One perverse twist of colony collapse that has compounded the difficulty of solving it is that the bees do not just die - they fly off in every direction from the hive, then die alone and dispersed.via gizmodo
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Mystery of the Honeybee death SOLVED.
It's been known for the past decade that Honeybees have been missing... which is bad news since I love my honey. Not only are they missing, they are found dead and have been confusing scientists and honey-eaters everywhere. One of the accused culprit was the cell phone usage which has been ruled out as false... Scientists and entomologists have narrowed it to a combination of fungus and a DNA-based virus called N. ceranae. They are still unclear of how this duo-combo works, but they found that it does damage in the bees belly. Bees being social creatures, one would think they would gather and die together within the colony [hive]. The reality of how they really do die is quite a mystery...