One-third of the human diet is dependent on insect-pollinated plants, with the majority of the pollination being done by honeybees. Beekeepers and experts suspect a puzzling disorder is the cause for a large decline in the number of hives in the U.S.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT;
updated 10:44 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Lost Colonies: Honeybees are disappearing at alarming rates across the nation. Beekeepers and specialists have identified some causes, such as colony collapse disorder and a harsh winter.
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