Church.......If I live close to the state line how do i keep my bees from flying across it??? THere is no way for Ca. to be able to supply enough bees for pollination of almonds....and beekeepers have to move hives to be profitable and pay the bills>.
Now about the virus.....I still believe when it all comes to a head, that something has weakened the bees immune system and let he virus do its damage. That something in my opinion is systemic insecticide that we all know as Goucho, Provo, Admire.....neonicotineoid insecticides. All that said there are many colonies dying due to mites, mite related stress mite related controls used which damage the queenm drones and bees in general. But the CCD will be linked back to sysyemic insecticide!!! Wait and see!!!!1