Friday, May 28, 2010

Colony Collapse Disorder Revisited

"Experts now believe bees are heading for extinction and are racing to pinpoint the culprit, increasingly blaming pesticide usage," reports Naomi Starkman — Beeline to Extinction. "New parasites, pathogens, fungi, and poor nutrition stemming from intensive farming methods are also part of the equation."

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Anonymous Steven Cornett said...


The same suspects, clues pointing in all directions, and all apparently related to a deficiency caused immune disorder. Sounds like enptomology needs a Hercule Poirot to solve this one.

Indeed, he might find the scenario familiar. Sounds like the Murder on the Orient Express model.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Steven P. Cornett said...

If the bees do become extinct, even on a commercial level, then we are left with the cow, the pig, and some cereals & corn.

Just about the right time for the staff of bread to be broken, say by UG99 Stem Rust, perhaps?

The Approaching hoofbeats sound an awful lot closer.

9:43 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Indeed they do.

6:35 PM  

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