Neonics, Mites, and CCD
There’s been a lot of talk recently about neonicotinoid pesticides and their effects on honey bees and their possible role in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), with some groups calling for banning them. However, Canada and Australia use neonicotinoids but have not experienced CCD. In this article, “Science Collapse Disorder — The Real Story Behind Neonics And Mass Bee Deaths,” John Entine suggests that the real culprit may be the Varroa mite, which attaches itself to bees and spreads diseases. Click here for the article.