Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Honeybee Virus 

Honeybee colonies are critical to our food supply. For the past few years beekeepers and environmentalists have been concerned about the decline in the number of bee colonies. The cause was difficult to determine. Now, scientists have made some inroads. Turns out the decline appears to be caused by a virus according to studies reported in the Washington Post.

When faced with these problems, it is very important that we keep our scientific facts straight and identify real causes versus emotional ones.

For the sake of our farm industry, I do hope scientists will find either a cure for this virus or a way to protect additional hives from this problem.