Episode 11 — Colony Collapse Disorder

Honeybee ThumbSo, what’s the buzz about honeybees?

Listen to this episode, and you’ll learn about honeybees, how important they are to modern agriculture, and how damaging something called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has become — at least, in the U.S. and Europe. Also, some recent developments in the study of CCD have received excited (if uneven) press coverage. I try to put the news in a bit of perspective, and talk a bit about the work that still needs to be done.

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0 Responses to Episode 11 — Colony Collapse Disorder

  1. Sam Wise says:


    It’s been pointed out to me that in this podcast episode, I referred to mites as “insects” — whereas in fact, they’re arachnids. My apologies to any mites that might be listeners.

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