Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Good Bee News?

Some possible good news on the bees. The cause of Colony Collapse Disorder still isn't clear but this represents some progress. This is a serious problem that is getting way too little coverage in the MSM.

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 wiping out bees across the United States, UC San Francisco researchers said Wednesday.

Researchers have been struggling for months to explain the disorder, and the new findings provide the first solid evidence pointing to a potential cause.

But the results are “highly preliminary” and are from only a few hives from Le Grand in Merced County, UCSF biochemist Joe DeRisi said. “We don’t want to give anybody the impression that this thing has been solved.”

Keep your fingers crossed.

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