Quote Originally Posted by BayHighlandBees View Post
I don't understand the focus of this study on CCD. CCD hit in 2006 and peaked 4 or 5 years ago. It's not what's currently killing the bee's these days.
Just because the authorities choose to relabel CCD colonies as "deadouts" and "ordinary winter losses" doesn't mean that it has gone away!

Watch this new video from the French Pyrenees where thousands of colonies have died from CCD this past winter.

The pictures are very distinct: tiny clusters of dead bees, often a lonesome queen, some dead brood, and usually plenty of food left in the hive, most bees have disappeared, sometimes small heaps of dead bees can be found outside the hive.

Watch this very interesting and moving video here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1d..._news?start=10

- All exactly as Dr. Lu found his test colonies in winter after dosing them with sublethal amounts of neonics in the summer.