Jan. 8th, 2012

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has CCD come to Front Royal? )

The hive and the combs were completely empty except the top two boxes still heavy with the spoils of summer. This is how I've read reports of colony collapse disorder - where bees inexplicably abandon their hives, and just within the last week I've seen various reports of where a fly, Apocephalus borealis, once considered only a parasite to bumble bees has recently made the jump to honeybees and is implicated in CCD.

Yeah, there were a couple of suspicious looking gnats spooking around the entrance of the hive before I tore it all apart. . . .

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