TV News LIES

Tuesday, Feb 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Science Are Australian honeybees behind U.S. hive collapse?

Are Australian honeybees behind U.S. hive collapse?

Are Australian honeybees behind U.S. hive collapse?Disease-carrying honeybees imported from Australia may be responsible for a mysterious disorder that's decimated bee hives around the country, and federal regulators say they'd consider import restrictions if necessary.

By some estimates, beekeepers in the past several years have lost from a third to half their hives to what's called colony collapse disorder. Each hive, or colony, can contain as many as 100,000 bees. The bees are disappearing from the hives never to be seen again.

Honeybees pollinate about 100 crops, mostly fruits, vegetables and nuts. By some estimates, more than a third of the food that humans consume is pollinated by honeybees.

"Honeybees are important if you want a healthy and nutritious diet," said Robyn Rose, the Agriculture Department's national program manager for honeybee health. "We could live without them, but our diet would be pretty bland."

Scientists are unsure what's causing the problem, though it could involve a combination of factors. The possible culprits include mites, viruses, other diseases, pesticides, habitat loss, stress and even climate change. The latest suspect, however, is the imported honeybee from Australia.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Thrilling discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star

Secen earth siaze planets discoveredA huddle of seven worlds, all close in size to Earth, and perhaps warm enough for...

Human effects on Earth are 170 times greater than natural forces: Study

Human effects on earthScientists at the Australian National University have come up with a simple equation to calculate the...

Astronomers find 60 new planets, including a 'super Earth'

Gliese 411 BA group of international researchers hit the planetary jackpot by spotting 60 new planets, including a...

Scientists boycott journals, conferences in protest of Trump travel ban

Scientists agaisnt TrumpThousands of scientists have pledged to boycott conferences and scientific journals in protest of President Trump's...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!