Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Progress on CCD ...

... Colony Collapse Disorder. Honey bees are a big deal, there are dozens of crops which rely on pollination. If you like apples, oranges, and peaches ... you can thank honey bees. If you like broccoli, carrots, and eggplant ... you can thank honey bees. They're handy little workers, and obviously big business. So a lot of effort is being taken to figure out what the deuce is going on (explained in the first link above). In the meantime, other efforts are being undertaken to provide pollination alternatives. Blue bottle flies as effective pollinators? You better believe it.

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