Monthly Archives - June 2017

Mass bee deaths – now there is a natural solution to pest control

A ‘witches brew’ of pesticides and fungicides has been identified by scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture as being the cause of the destruction of 10 million beehives across the US. Researchers collected pollen from hives on the east coast and fed it to healthy bees, which lowered their resistance to a parasite called Nosema ceranae (microsporidian), thought to be linked with Colony Collapse Disorder.