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Honeybee Pathogens Killing Bumblebees Too Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Honeybee Pathogens Killing Bumblebees Too

The plight of honeybees, which have been dying out en masse for reasons that have yet to be fully understood, has dominated bee news of late; however, bumblebee populations around the globe have also been in steep decline. For decades, experts have attributed this largely to habitat loss, but researchers have now identified two previously unknown threats to bumblebee survival—deformed wing virus and a fungal parasite called Nosema ceranae. These two pathogens had been known to affect honeybees, but they have now been observed in wild bumblebees as well. More...
omicrom
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:36:39 AM

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A most worrying issue as many plants depends on these insects for pollination. There is also a Asian wasp which is bee hunter and is spreading all around Europe killing our bees
curmudgeonine
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:09:47 AM

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If we lose the bees, we lose all of nature.
Marguerite
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:58:47 AM

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Einstein said that once the bees die out, life on earth will last for just three years. Sobering thought.
Gustavo de S Consoni
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:12:00 PM

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Marguerite wrote:
Einstein said that once the bees die out, life on earth will last for just three years. Sobering thought.


It`s simple!
No bees, no plants, no animals...
Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:33:56 PM

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This is a most troubling trend. No bees, before long means, no you or me.

"Now" is the eternal present.
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