Earlier this year, about one in four beekeepers from across our nation reported that their bees were dropping dead from some unknown source. Ever since then, scientists have been buzzing to figure out why honeybees have experienced such a mysterious die-off. Now it appears, according to the New York Times, an unlikely virus may be the villain. Called the Israeli acute paralysis virus, this infectious disease was found prevalent in samples taken from bee keepers who reported the collapse disorder, and statistical analyses indicate that those hives that had the virus were 65 percent more likely to experience a die off. Many scientists believe the discovery of this virus may go a long way toward helping to relieve the sting from these bee die offs.
Scientists abuzz over bee die offs
By |2007-11-02T00:00:00-04:00November 2nd, 2007|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Scientists abuzz over bee die offs