The Case of the Empty Hives

  title={The Case of the Empty Hives},
  author={E. L. Robert Stokstad},
  pages={970 - 972}
Honey bees worldwide are abandoning their hives, and scientists aren9t sure whether to blame pathogens, pesticides, or the artificial diets fed to the bees. It9s not even clear if the phenomenon is new. (Read more.) 
Disentangling multiple interactions in the hive ecosystem.
A functional framework for interpreting how different stress agents can interact to adversely affect bee immunity and health is proposed, which provides a new background rationale in which to develop an integrated approach to bee protection, as part of a more comprehensive strategy for the conservation of insect pollinators. Expand
Corn seed coated with neonicotinoids: environmental contamination and bee losses in spring
The last ten years have witnessed, both at a national and an international level, a crisis in the beekeeping sector due to the death of bees often causing a complete depopulation of hives. ThisExpand
The puzzle of honey bee losses: a brief review.
It is insufficient to explain CCD with only bee pathology studies, so research must be conducted on a wider series of causes to understand the fate of pesticide blends and to determine ways to enhance honey bee defence to diseases and parasites. Expand
Honeybee colony collapse due to Nosema ceranae in professional apiaries.
Anamnesis, clinical examination and analyses support that the depopulation in both cases was due to the infection by Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), an emerging pathogen of Apis mellifera. Expand
An Overview on Honeybee Colony Losses in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
The samples were screened for presence of several pathogens and the determination of maternal lineages was also performed, and seven out of ten colonies were positive for pathogens, but there was no high prevalence of any of them. Expand
Distribution of chemical residues in the beehive compartments and their transfer to the honeybee brood.
Findings reveal that bee brood reared in field conditions is in fact exposed to plant protection products and veterinary residues through direct contact with contaminated wax and via beebread although they had not been applied to the beehive. Expand
Beekeeping – From Science to Practice
In assembling a book like this one, the editors often learn as much, or more, from the exercise than most people believe. Each of the chapters has taught us important lessons some of which includeExpand
Care for bees: for many reasons and in many ways
The beekeeping standard has to improve to help the beekeeping sector to cope with the upcoming challenges and to safeguard the need for pollination in professional agriculture. Expand
Insects By The Numbers
There are a lot of insects--any way you want to count them--and despite the speciesdominance of insects, most explanations of terrestrial biodiversity are primarily based on birds, large mammals, and plants. Expand
Exposure of Larvae of the Solitary Bee Osmia bicornis to the Honey Bee Pathogen Nosema ceranae Affects Life History
Results indicate that exposure of larvae to viable N. ceranae spores could affect bee development, and experimentally exposed larvae of O. bicornis to food contaminated with N. Ceranae to document spore presence during larval development. Expand