colony collapse disorder

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colony collapse disorder

n.
A condition chiefly affecting the hives of domesticated honeybees, characterized by the sudden disappearance and death of so many worker bees that the colony cannot be maintained.
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We have no doubt that these feeders have been stung by the autumn collapse into examining whether it makes sense to suspend their businesses once they have cleared their systems of cattle.