The mysterious case of the vanishing bees in 2006/7 in the USA
In the fall and winter of 2006-07, beekeepers all across the USA recorded a mysterious mass disappearance of bees. This news item featured in a recent New York Times publication under its “Retro Report” series which looks at major news stories from the past and analyzes what has happened since.
Australia fears advent of Varroa
Farmers would lose up to $410 million due to loss of crops and jobs if the bee-killing Varroa destructor mite reaches South Australia, says a recent government report.
The Asian hornet Vespa velutina is spreading across Europe. But just how dangerous is it for domestic honey bees?