http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/137505

Honey bee disaster

Posted Mar 11, 2007 by Bob Ewing

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/02/05/bees_ani.html?category=travel&guid=20070205144500

Across North America honey bees are dying. Researchers are making a concentrated effort to find out why. Honey bees are essential pollinators and their loss will mean food shortages.
Across North America honey bees are dying. Researchers are making a concentrated effort to fin out why. The researches have labeled this phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder. (CCD). CCD has been reported in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and way out in California.
The losses for some beekeeper are as high as 80 percent of their colonies.
Apparently the worker bee population dies off within a few weeks. Why the concern over bees? The bees do more than make honey which by itself is a major industry. Honey bees pollinate millions of dollars worth of crops countrywide and their disappearance could cause serious economic damage.