Decline in Honeybee population a growing concern

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Since 2006, the number of bees dying in the North America and Europe has nearly tripled from something scientists call “colony collapse disorder.” The surge in colony losses even prompted the U-S government to create a “Pollinator Health Task Force” to help save the honeybee. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy filed this report from the state of Colorado – home to nearly a thousand different bee species.

Decline in Honeybee population a growing concern

Decline in Honeybee population a growing concern

Since 2006, the number of bees dying in the North America and Europe has nearly tripled from something scientists call "colony collapse disorder." The surge in colony losses even prompted the U-S government to create a "Pollinator Health Task Force" to help save the honeybee. CCTV's Hendrik Sybrandy filed this report from the state of Colorado - home to nearly a thousand different bee species.

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U.S. beekeepers reported losing roughly 40 percent of their honeybee colonies in the year ending in April 2015.


Jay Evans on the decline in honeybee population

The decline of the honeybee population has major consequences for us as consumers and the global community. CCTV spoke to Jay Evans. He’s the Lead Scientist for a Bee Research Laboratory in the Washington area. The facility is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jay Evans on the decline in honeybee population

Jay Evans on the decline in honeybee population

The decline of the honeybee population has major consequences for us as consumers and the global community. CCTV spoke to Jay Evans. He's the Lead Scientist for a Bee Research Laboratory in the Washington area. The facility is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.