Ever since TreeHugger first started reporting on the mysterious honeybee deaths afflicting beekeepers worldwide, there have been countless suggestions of possible causes, and cures, for this worrisome phenomenon. Of all the environmental issues out there, the plight of the honeybees has attracted public attention like no other —in fact, save the bees campaigns have been so successful that the broader environmental movement would do well to take heed. (The fact that without bees’ pollination services we’ll be hard pushed to grow many of the crops we rely on for survival may have something to do with it!) But while people may be feverishly working, and hoping, for the mystery to be solved (and there has undoubtedly been some progress) there is still a lot of uncertainty about what is causing the problem and what can be done to stop it. So we thought we’d take a look back at what’s been going on over the last few years to save the bees, and where we need to go from here.
Go here for the whole essay: Colony Collapse Disorder and the Epic Fight to Save the Bees