So “global warming” is not killing the honeybees. So much for another panic announcement by the Alarmists. It seems that there are a number of reasons for high levels of bee deaths (Colony Collapse Disorder) and the latest find is a little fly that bores into the bee. It causes the worker bee to leave the hive and then die. On average, 7 days later larva emerges from the dead bee. The study
“A New Threat to Honey Bees, the Parasitic Phorid Fly Apocephalus borealis” has been posted on the Plosone.org website and the abstract can be read by clicking here. Two photos from the study are shown below:
Studies of Colony Collapse find that parasites and fungal diseases as well as pesticides are also partially responsible for the bee deaths.
Perhaps you remember that frog deaths and malformations were also said to be caused by global warming. Now it seems clear that it is flukes, unrelated to global warming, that are largely responsible for these deaths and malformations. See here
It is well known in the scientific community that if you say the problem is caused by global warming, there are monies available from our government and environmental advocate associations for the researcher to continue studying this “alarming” discovery. But this could result in destruction of the researcher reputation when real scientist determine the actual cause. Think Michael Mann.