Bee ‘colony collapse disorder’ not blamed on climate change?

Did the Washington Post forget?

In a story about bee farmers developing more robust bees in the wake of “colony collapse disorder,” the Washington Post asserts,

… Scientists are trying to find the cause of colony collapse disorder, the five-year-old phenomenon of worker bees suddenly disappearing. Other maladies abound and may be a factor in the disorder: new pests and diseases, the effects of pesticides and the strain of industrial-scale pollination…

So what happened to global warming as a causal factor? Did they forget about it — like they forgot to provide any evidence that pesticides have played any role?

[h/t Chris Horner]

One thought on “Bee ‘colony collapse disorder’ not blamed on climate change?”

  1. Here in SW Ohio we are dealing with the Asian Long Horn Beetle (ALB) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and their ‘ALB science’ that has led to great uncertainty on the part of land owners. Will the USDA and it’s subcontractor cut down just the 5,000 currently infested maple trees, or will they max out their current program and cut down up to 2,000,000 maples and ‘host’ trees? With the removal of all these trees, have they provided environmental impact studies as to: water runoff into surrounding lakes, streams, creeks and rivers; has the USDA provided an impact study pertaining to wildlife and wetlands; and have they provided a report as to the affect their tree removal will have on land erosion? The USDA’s tree removal program began on November 14 of this year, and the answer to date to the questions above is, no, they have not.

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