Sunday, April 05, 2009

Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees

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Scientific American has an article out on Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees:

The mysterious ailment called colony collapse disorder has wiped out large numbers of the bees that pollinate a third of our crops. The causes turn out toe be surprisingly complex, but solutions are emerging.



Hat tip to Neil Gaiman (for the bee song by Vermillion Lies) and
Rowan Fairgrove for the link to the article.

Recommended Reading:

Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey, the Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World by Holley Bishop

The Shamanic Way of the Bee by Simon Buxton
I haven't read this one but it looks intriguing. Or, it could be bunkum (lovely word). If you have read it, let me know what you thought.

(fiction) The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
I adore this book. She also wrote another favorite of mine, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter.

Related Articles:

Guide to Bee Friendly Gardens

1 comment:

Hecate said...

There was a big buzzy one buzzing me in the garden today. I said something that someone on a blog taught me to say: Welcome, Little Sister. She's as eager as I am for the mint to bloom.