Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Israel's Good News for Bee Colonies

Over the past few years, bee colonies around the world have been infected with a virus which causes colony collapse, creating a crisis for farmers and generally upsetting the ecology of pollination. Scientists in Israel have come up with an effective treatment, which you can learn more about here. The disorder was first diagnosed in Israel earlier in the decade. Some were calling it Israeli Colony Collapse Disorder, as if Israel were causing it. A quick google search shows that designation has, fortunately, disappeared, as the research has moved beyond the Israeli contribution to the diagnosis.

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