Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Starting in late 2006, commercial migratory beekeepers along the East Coast of the U.S. began reporting sharp declines in their honey bee colonies. Scientists named this phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Overall, the number of managed honey bee colonies dropped an estimated 35.8% in the winter of 2007/2008. The reasons for colony losses are not yet known. Contents of this report: (1) Importance of Honey Bee Pollination; (2) Extent and Symptoms of CCD: Past Honey Bee Population Losses; How CCD Differs from Past Bee Colony Losses; Symptoms of CCD; Possible Causes of CCD; Other Related Events; (3) Issues for Congress; 2008 Farm Bill: Conservation; Research; Insurance and Disaster Provisions. Charts and tables.(...continued) macadamia nuts, squash, and pumpkins. A.M. Klein, et. al, ... 9 USDA, Honey, February 2009, http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/Hone /Hone-02-27-2009.pdf. 10 M. Burgett, 1999 Pacific ... State University. 11 USDA, CCD Steering Committee, a€œColony Collapse Disorder Action Plan, a€ June 20, 2007, anbsp;...

Title:Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
Author: Renee Johnson
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-01

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