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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Instead of a neatly glued floor, swept by the bees with the fanning of their wings, there is a floor littered with bits of wax, excrement, dying bees scarcely moving their legs, and dead ones that have not been cleared away.
The investigator found 200 to 300 dead or dying bees on sidewalks near the linden trees.
ABCNT fixates on the things that upset him and that he wants other people to see--things like corporate brainwashing and dying bees, so-called green consumerism, and the censoring of Pussy Riot.