Monthly Archives: April 2009

CCD caused by nosema parasites?

From the article over at scidaily.com:

For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete success.

You can read the full article here:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090414084627.htm

Thirsty Bees

It’s early spring and the bees are hard at work gathering pollen and water.  These bees were collecting water from some odd places around the house..

Wet Carpet:

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Leftover mulch in the back of my truck:

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