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Virus implicated in bee decline

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posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 09:18 AM

A virus has emerged as a strong suspect in the hunt for the mystery disease killing off North American honeybees.

I have heard so many different takes on what is actually going on with the whole bee scenario. I think this may have some serious validity. I hate to believe the world's population of bees will be decimated.. If this were to ever occur it would surely be the end of earth as we know it. We may survive, but I believe the planet would never "bee" the same.

Genetic research showed that Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) turned up regularly in hives affected by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

Over the last three years, between 50% and 90% of commercial bee colonies in the US have been affected by CCD.

The hives are transported around the country to pollinate important crops, notably to California for almonds.

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