For years, honeybees were dying, and no one knew why.
There have been some glimmers of hope recently. The number of bee deaths wasn’t as dramatic last winter. Studies began pointing the finger at pesticides.
But a simple fact remains: Bees still are on the decline, and no one’s sure why.
They’re dying in large numbers, and scientists are scrambling to identify the cause. Beekeepers used to see about 5 or 10 percent of the bees in their hives die every year, but ...Continue Reading →