Bee Study Bogus? Most Likely
Like the proverbial broken record, we’ve been ranting about the pesticide responsible for the bee-killing phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2009/09/imidacloprid-what-you-must-know-now/. And like the wobbly counter-puncher who won’t give up, the pesticide industry keeps trotting out other potential reasons for the bees’ demise since 2006.
One such story that received loads of national play broke Friday. A new study blamed the combined effects of a fungus and virus for wiping out a third of the beehives in the U.S. in the past four years.