bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The disappearing-disappearing illness

While no-one can yet explain the Colony Collapse Disorder hitting the North American honeybee population, it may have a precedent.

The New Scientist reports that it may be a re-emergence of a mysterious illness that struck in the 1960s. It came and went and experts seem never to have discovered what caused it. It is sometimes jokingly called the disappearing-disappearing illness.

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