Imagine half a million adults skipping town and leaving their children behind. Picture an opened suitcase tilled with bundles of cash at a bus stop and yet no robber wants to snatch it. The apiary science mystery known as "Colony Collapse Disorder' displays these very symptoms. Not only do the bees abandon their hive, but the queen and the brood as well. Unnatural. Unheard of. Even the predators that usually raid the hive tor honey stay far away. At first, this occurrence sounds like an urban legend or an exaggerated tale. Except it's not. The situation is both dire and all too real. Bees are disappearing all over the plan¬et and no one knows why.
Simon Buxton, Maryann Frazier, David Hackenberg, Michael Pollan, Dennis Van Engelsdorp