Bee researchers say fungus may play role in disappearances

Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 3:44 p.m. CDT; updated 10:26 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 13, 2008

A fungus that caused widespread loss of bee colonies in Europe and Asia may be playing a crucial role in the mysterious phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder that is now wiping out bees across the U.S., University of California, San Francisco researchers said Wednesday.