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44% of all U.S. bees died last winter

5 May

44% of all the U.S. bees died last winter. Again, doing the math, that comes to 1.1 million colonies, just shy of what’s needed for almond pollination next spring. Hmmmm….
from ‘Colony Collapse Disorder: What We’ve Learned’

In the article above, Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine, seems to conclude Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) has something to do with it.

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One Response to “44% of all U.S. bees died last winter”

  1. Susan Mix May 19, 2008 at 9:21 am #

    Cool pictures. Beehive mentality is the best mentality.

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