This online rag which portrays itself as a source of news concerning environmental and health issues has lately gone the route of a tabloid.
As a full time proffesional beekeeper I am in touch with beekeepers around the world and I have done extensive research on Colony Collapse Disorder.
This so called news article is a complete joke. The main reason honeybees have had a tough time in the UK for two years in a row is the weather has been atrocious. Honeybees cannot mate and collect pollen and nectar if its cool and rainy. After two seasons of rain and cool weather the bees are suffering.
CCD has been completely blown out of the water in the media. There is no documented proof that CCD exists outside the USA. There is also no scientific proof that CCD is randomly transferable either.
According to my contacts in the industry, its the same handful of Industrial Feedlot Beekeepers afflicated with CCD for two years in a row. But yet the media and misinformed beekeepers attribute every dead bee or hive to CCD.
see this link below
for information that backs up my statement that its a small handful of large beekeepers affilcted with CCD over the last two years.
CCD is likely a beekeeper caused syndrome. There is little to no risk that this malady is a random disease that is moving across the globe wiping out honeybees.