What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees?

Colony Collapse Disorder: Statistics That Separate Fact from Fiction

What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees?
By Maurice Hladik – Growing up on the farm, my father had a few beehives so when I recently watched the documentary “What Are the Bees Telling Us?” It brought back fond childhood memories. For those who are interested in learning how to start a honey bee farm, it does a fine job on many fronts. However, based largely on opinions of those interviewed, it presents the colony collapse disorder (CCD) as a disaster for the honey industry and indeed for our entire food supply. It also answers the question “what causes colony collapse disorder” by pointing the finger at monoculture crops, genetically modified food plants and pesticides. A little research has uncovered some interesting facts that are quite the opposite of many claims made in the film. If you are wondering: What is colony collapse disorder? As background, CCD was first detected late 2006 in the eastern U.S. and then identified

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