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The Varroa destructor mite is the greatest threat to US honeybees, and why things could get worse.

Researchers are looking at a long-term solution: develop bees that can fend off Varroa themselves ...
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The Beepocalypse that wasn’t? Colony collapse disorder had ‘very small’ effects on commercial pollinators, study finds

Though colony collapse disorder has generated a great deal of concern, the phenomenon has had “very small effects” on commercial ...
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No Bee Armageddon: US honeybee colony numbers stable for 25 years. Thank capitalism?

Warnings of an impending "bee apocalypse" became widespread in 2006, after some commercial beekeepers reported the mass disappearance of worker ...
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Podcast: ‘Are we all going to die?’ Entomologist breaks down the ‘bee-pocalypse’ that ‘threatens the global food supply’

Bees are important crop pollinators and reduced bee numbers have been described by farmers overseas as a bee crisis. Global ...
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Podcast: Primer on bees, varroa mites and the ‘beepocalypse’ that never was

This time it’s all about the bees! From the composition of a working hive to the diseases that plague honey ...
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Hawaii honey bee die-off points to likely culprits—Not pesticides, but varroa and viruses

Hawaii study may hold the key to the mystery of why honey bees are struggling ...
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Trade and economic growth, not pesticides, major driver of beehive declines?

Declines in bee health have been blamed on pesticides and other factors. A new study suggests that economic changes may ...