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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He normally has about 2,000 hives, but with the appearance of Colony Collapse Disorder--or the "disappearing disease," as it was initially known--he saw his hives dwindle to 200.
The causes throughout recent bee history of "spring dwindle," "autumn collapse," "disappearing disease" and "May disease" were never found.
Serious asbestosis, over the course of the next 20 years, became what the 1994 edition of Occupational Lung Disorders termed "a disappearing disease." The Bogus claim notwithstanding, plaintiffs' lawyers didn't have much to do with it.
It will be difficult to reach all children, close a $400 million funding gap and maintain political commitment in the face of a disappearing disease, they said.