colony collapse disorder


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colony collapse disorder

n.
A condition chiefly affecting the hives of domesticated honeybees, characterized by the sudden disappearance and death of so many worker bees that the colony cannot be maintained.
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The global phenomenon is called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
Termed colony collapse disorder, it is merely nature moving towards something more appealing, like battery hens escaping the farm (if their wings hadn't been clipped).
Scientists call the phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder, but haven't determined yet whether pesticides and herbicides, genetically modified crops, changing climate conditions, parasites, or some other factor is to blame.
has declined over the years since 2006 colony collapse disorder reports (Ellis et al.
A British veterinarian who specializes in bees and has examined them throughout the world, Carr shares his understanding of bee anatomy and pathology and of Colony Collapse Disorder.
The USDA defined the problem as colony collapse disorder in 2006 after receiving reports about large-scale bee deaths in the US.
They also reported more colonies with symptoms of Colony Collapse Disorder lost in the first quarter of 2016 with 113,930 than the 92,250 lost in the same quarter in 2015.
But when colony collapse disorder finishes off the bees and moves on to anything with a Y-Chromosome, Kingsley has more to lose than video games and the attention of petroleum heiress Amanda.
This has been especially prevalent across Europe and North America in a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
She highlights colony collapse disorder, the environmental disaster causing honeybee colonies to die.
Not only are bees affected by diseases, they have been decimated by a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder.