Tag Archives: Colony Collapse Disorder

Researchers Identify Human Cause of Honey Bee Virus

Researchers Identify Human Cause of Honey Bee Virus

Honey bees have had their fair share of hardships in recent years. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has ravaged bee populations throughout North America and Europe, and scientists have only just recently begun to understand what’s behind the disturbing phenomenon. To begin with, a common class of pesticide is impairing the neurological function of honey bees,… Continue Reading

A Piece of Good News Emerges for Wild Pollinating Bees

A Piece of Good News Emerges for Wild Pollinating Bees

In recent years, we’ve gotten pretty accustomed to hearing dire warnings about the plight of pollinators. Colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon we still don’t fully understand, has claimed the lives of millions of honeybees over the course of the past decade. In one year alone (between April 2014 and April 2015), it’s estimated that… Continue Reading

Students Develop Probiotics to Protect Bees from Pesticides

Students Develop Probiotics to Protect Bees from Pesticides

If you’ve been following our blog, you may remember that back in August we wrote about the devastating impact neonicotinoid pesticides have had on honeybee colonies. Research has demonstrated that these pesticides, which are derived from nicotine, compromise the nervous systems of bees and make it difficult from them to navigate effectively. Worse yet, bees… Continue Reading

Nicotine Addiction is Compromising Honey Bee Colonies

Nicotine Addiction is Compromising Honey Bee Colonies

The negative effects of nicotine addiction in humans are well understood in the scientific community, but its impact on honeybees is only just recently coming to light. Scientists have been trying to identify a conclusive cause for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) for years now, and the latest suspect is a class of pesticides derived from… Continue Reading