Central Virginia Organic Gardener

"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth, 1798

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Colony Collapse Solved?


The cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (what's been killing the bees) may have been determined: a virus and a fungus working together to damage the bee's ability to digest food. As you know, bees are essential to gardening and our very lives- we would not have many fruits, vegetables or grains, nor would we have many plant seeds, without them! The New York Times has a great article on this at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/science/07bees.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

See my entry on pollinators for what you can do to help the bees!
Happy gardening!

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