bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Reappearing disappearing disease

With Israeli bee virus being accused of CCD and this week, not an attempt to pin it all on a Spanish virus, Slavik has sent me an interesting, if selective, timeline of the history of bees in the USA. It highlights several episodes of "disappearing bees disease, starting in 1896 and implicitly relating the phenomena to what we might now term biosecurity.

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