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Colony collapse conclusions

honey beeI thought I would end my little series on colony collapse disorder with some conclusions that Sheila's friend shared with me.

"The current consensus is that CCD does not exist by itself.  There is no one cause.  Rather, hive vitality is compromised by all kinds of insults, with chemicals, physical stress, and environment being the main categories.  So the thrust of research now is aimed at teasing out the various contributors. Synthetic neoniccotinoid-based pesticides are getting a lot of attention and that work looks promising."

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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