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MADRID (Reuters) - A parasite common in Asian bees has spread to Europe and the Americas and is behind the mass disappearance of honeybees in many countries, says a Spanish scientist who has been studying the phenomenon for years.
The culprit is a microscopic parasite called nosema ceranae said Mariano Higes, who leads a team of researchers at a government-funded apiculture centre in Guadalajara, the province east of Madrid that is the heartland of Spain's honey industry.
Originally posted by Implosion Scientists believe they have found the cause for the mass disappearance of bees. Rather more mundane than some of the speculation here on ATS, it is apparently attributed to the nosema ceranae parasite.