I was wondering if any of the people suffering from CCD have run hives in areas being sprayed or treated with Clothianidin? It appears that the massive die out of hives in Germany this year was due directly to the application of Clothianidia or under its trade name of "Poncho" manufactured by Bayer.
This chemical is being sprayed on fields and is being introduced into seeds. The EPA states - "Clothianidin has the potential for toxic chronic exposure to honey bees, as well as other nontarget pollinators, through the translocation of clothianidin residues in nectar and pollen..In honey bees, the effects of this toxic chronic exposure may include lethal and/or sub-lethal effects in the larvae and reproductive effects in the queen."
Anyway, I thought I would bring this to other commercial beeks that are running their hives near corn fields or other ag products that may be using this stuff. I would ask farmers in your area is any of them are using it in their crops. The Germans have taken a huge loss this year and I see the same thing coming this way.