Massive honey bee die off in almonds this year

Honey bees that were brought in to pollinate almonds in California experienced steep declines this year- including colony collapse and deformation of young bees. What’s causing the problems? Eric Mussen, a honey bee specialist at UC Davis thinks it could be from a new “cocktail” of pesticides that are not very dangerous to bees when sprayed alone, but highly toxic when mixed together. To learn more about the specifics, see the full article here:

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/california-almond-farms-blamed-honeybee-die

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