Gallery: Mites Are ‘Turbo-Charging’ a Virus That Is Killing Global Hone...

 

Researchers around the world have attributed the shrinking global bee population to everything from cell phones to pesticides, but a team from the University of Sheffield has recently discovered that parasitic mites are ‘turbo-charging’ a virus that is currently responsible for killing honey bees all around the world.

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  1. Rfishe June 27, 2012 at 9:54 am

    The problem is Monsanto is buying up all the Bee research companies to deliver a verdict that doesnt involve them. Truth be told, pesticides are killing the bee’s, but everyone with a voice is paid to keep their mouth shut.

  2. mercurydan June 20, 2012 at 4:14 am

    These mites have been around forever, they didnt suddenly evolve. As of a few years ago australia was the last country without these mites. The question remains why is it causing such an issue with the bees when it didnt before?

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