Perhaps you’ve heard – the bees are missing… Being among other things a horticulturist, I am acutely aware of the implications. Entomologists, biologists, ecologists, and a host of other disciplines take note: The bees are missing ~ and no one knows why ~

Buzz Off
The Economist

Colony collapse disorder, as the phenomenon has become known as, was first reported in America in mid-November 2006. It spread rapidly, with beekeepers reporting heavy losses of between 30% and 90% of bees. Some 24 American states have now reported cases of colony collapse disorder. It has also been seen in Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

No bees? Not just strange, but scary
by Dave Lindorff
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Die-off of bees an ominous sign – Canada

Researchers ponder where the bees be Minneapolis

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6 Responses to Colony collapse disorder

  1. Kalanu says:

    The reports are just starting to come in that this is happening in Canada.
    What I am wondering though, and have not seen any indication, is this happening to wild bees yet as well?
    I think it was Einstein of all people who said when the bees start disappearing, then we’re in real trouble.
    Unfortunately, some people will NEVER admit we’re in trouble. This will be explained away like everything else.

  2. jewel says:

    Judgement Day is fast approaching.

  3. Brian says:

    Yea Jewel…”judgement day”.

  4. Brooke says:

    Is this everywhere? Because now that I think of it, I’ve seen flies already, but no bees. Is it just in a couple areas?

  5. Brooke says:

    I heard on the radio that cell phone frequencies were confusing bees. Does this sound even reasonable? It would be interesting if it was.


April 2007


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey