Bacterium Could be Cause of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

Researchers in Wisconsin have discovered what may be causing colony collapse disorder for honey bees.  Dr. Jim Buritt, Biology Professor University of Wisconsin-Stout, explains the findings…

Through multiple test, he says they found some potential reasons the bacterium is making bees sick…

He says his research along with his students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout have yet to identify the origin of this bacterium…

 

Buritt says the next step is for others across the science community to do similar research…

 

Dr. Jim Buritt, Biology Professor University of Wisconsin-Stout.


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