“There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and that’s why Bayer is taking a proactive approach toward dealing with this issue,” said Robyn Kneen, Bayer CropScience’s North America Bee Health Project Manager, regarding speculation on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

After the tobacco industry's huge campaign to lie to us about the dangers of smoking, I have to wonder if other industries are doing the same. I don't know if they are - but it's hard to trust.

Do they really care - or are they just trying to protect their products?

However, “researchers have reached a consensus that this is a complex issue.” What is labeled by some as CCD is actually the result of a variety of problems, including poor bee nutrition, varroa mites, fungi and stewardship, that are impacting honey bee colonies, Kneen said.

Hopefully someone can go on one of these "tours" and let us know.