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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While colony collapse disorder presents new challenges and higher mortality rates, the industry has found ways to adapt.
But the seriousness of colony collapse disorder aside, Buckley believes more people should try beekeeping for an extremely simple reason: it's a fun hobby that reaps sweet, sweet rewards.
Unfortunately, the factors that are purported to cause Colony Collapse Disorder are widespread in Lebanon.
One of our recent studies showed that bee pollination of faba beans can lead to a productivity increase of 17%," said CSIRO science leader Paulo de Souza, who leads the swarm sensing project, "Around one-third of the food we eat relies on pollination, but honey bee populations around the world are crashing because of the Varroa mite and colony collapse disorder.
Bee deaths reached alarming proportions in 2006 when scientists identified Colony Collapse Disorder, a syndrome of unknown cause marked by disoriented bees failing to find their way back to their hives and dying.
Williams pointed out that what's happening in the Caribbean should not be confused with colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honeybee colony abruptly disappear.
Scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, said the microchips could help tackle so-called colony collapse disorder, a situation where bees mysteriously disappear from hives, and the encroachment of the parasitic varroa mite, Tehran Times reported.
The research is being led by CSIRO and aims to improve honey bee pollination and productivity on farms as well as help understand the drivers of bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a condition decimating honey bee populations worldwide.
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives over the past six years at an estimated monetary loss of $2 billion.
Insects are also keen indicators of the health of our environment in worrisome phenomena such as Colony Collapse Disorder.