Bee Disease

Scientists may have found one reason why honeybees have been disappearing from the United States.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM September 14, 2007

Honeybees are disappearing for unknown reasons around the United States (See "Where Have All the Bees Gone?").

The decline has been drastic: Last winter, bees disappeared from 23 percent of American beekeeping businesses. Causes of the phenomenon, however, have remained a mystery.

Now, scientists from several universities and the United States Department of Agriculture say they have a possible explanation for the bee decline, also called colony-collapse disorder. One suspect is a little-known ...

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