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Vanishing Bees Colony Collapse Disorder How It Happened
by: Eric Shelton

News agencies started giving an account concerning a distressing happening in the bee population, during the spring of 2007. It was conveyed beekeepers were going to their hives to discover that their bees had disappeared. The queen with a few newly hatched bees were all that stayed behind.

No indications of any predators feeding on the bees was found. There was no evidence of dead bees from bee illness either. Based on the lack of proof, it seemed doubtful that the bees had gotten sick and died. However, a lot of beekeepers reported that moths, animals, and some other bees steered clear of the newly emptied nests. This is a common effect after bees die from illness or substance contamination.

The news reports were upsetting. They explained beekeepers losing a lot more than half of their bees and described the significance of honeybees in the pollination of food crops. Several articles implied along with the vanishing of the bees extensive starvation may possibly be a consequence. The disappearing of bees or otherwise referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder is a true occurrence. It has the potential to impact food and honey creation, but it is more complex than it has been reported.

The colony collapse disorder has had an effect first and foremost on the domestic, commercial honeybees. These bees are nurtured entirely for making honey and pollinating crops. It also seems to affect bees from hives that are moved from place to place to pollinate crops. Of the complete bee population, the saleable honeybees total to only a small portion. There were different kinds of bees, specially the Africanized honeybees, that were not affected.

Moreover, this is not the first time the honeybee population has rapidly and out of the blue reduced. In the last hundred years beekeepers have reported sharp declines in their hive populations quite a few occasion. Throughout the year 1915, beekeepers in numerous states reported significant bee losses. The condition became accepted as the "Disappearing Disease". It was not named for the bees vanishing, yet in view of the fact that the condition was limited and did not take place another time.

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