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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Activists attribute bee deaths to a widely used class of pesticides called neonicotinoids.
The department's investigation found that Mischkot sprayed a pesticide containing the active ingredient imidacloprid on the grounds of the apartment complex in June, including on 17 linden trees - the same tree species at which there were mass bee death incidents elsewhere in Oregon last year.
The USDA-EPA report said more research was needed to determine the extent to which neonics are responsible for bee deaths.
WHILST I welcome the European Commission's recent decision to restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths, many of my constituents across the north, who are amongst those supporting the ban, will be dismayed that it was not backed by the UK government.
The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.
It now appears that for ten years Bayer CropScience, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant Bayer, had suppressed information indicating that a class of pesticides (which beekeepers and growers had suspected all along) was indeed associated with bee deaths.
Researchers at the University of Leeds are beginning a three-year project to try to discover the possible causes of a recent increase in bee deaths around the world.
The organic body claims neonicotinoids kill honeybees and have contributed to the recent increase in bee deaths.
FRUITLESS FALL tells the larger story of why bees are key to our lives--and provides a wide-ranging story of beekeeping methods, cause of bee deaths, common myths, and the solutions to keeping bee populations healthy.
Beekeepers began seeing huge losses in their bee colonies last fall, with bee deaths of from more than 50 percent to between 80 and 90 percent.
Massive bee deaths happened in the 1890s, and reoccurred occasionally in recent decades, he said.
Bayer disputed the link between imidacloprid and bee deaths and even went so far as to sue a member of a French beekeeping union for defamation.