This whole business about honey-bees and CCD(“Colony Collapse Disorder”) is starting to really worry a lot of people. I myself am wondering if it is part of a cycle, or part of a changing environment. Either way; if true, it would be bad for horticultural, and our dinner table.
I just came across this short story on Science Daily about a group of scientist at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and University of California San Francisco:
Using a new technology called the Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS), which was designed for military use to rapidly screen samples for pathogens, ECBC scientists last week isolated the presence of viral and parasitic pathogens that may be contributing to the honeybee loss.
That may in there is a big may . . . I’m not smart enough to know how this would play out, but it cannot be good. This story was dated April 26th if anyone has an update let me know.