Colony collapse disorder

Beekeeper and hive

Beekeepers and researchers are collaborating to build a better honeybee


Colony Collapse Disorder in honey bees has been in the news for years. But a lesser-known, and equally serious, problem also threatens honey bee populations: a pest called the Varroa mite that kills bees and weakens hives. Researchers and backyard beekeepers are teaming up to create a honeybee built to fight off the Varroa mite.

Empty beehives

The EPA broke the law when it approved a new pesticide


Climate change is imperiling bumblebees in the US and Europe

Sea-Tac beekeepers

A new home for honeybees, just off the tarmac

Honeybee colony

Seven years later, scientists are still looking for answers about Colony Collapse Disorder


MacArthur Genius fights to keep bees alive

University of Minnesota scientist Marla Spivak has received a Macarthur genius grant for her work studying bees and trying to save them from “colony collapse disorder.”

EPA Under Fire for Bee Deaths

Bee keepers and environmentalists have signed a legal petition asking EPA to ban a pesticide they hold responsible for massive bee deaths. The insecticide maker says that used properly, it’s safe for bees. The USDA is investigating to discover the truth.

Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

New research points to the link between a common insecticide and Colony Collapse Disorder that has wiped out many honeybee hives.

Pollinator Problems

Honeybee colonies are collapsing and scientists race to discover why.

The World

Urban beekeeping

Arts, Culture & Media

It’s been rough going for honeybees in recent years. A phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder has been killing them off en masse.Yet bee colonies are thriving in unexpected places like French cities. Genevieve Oger has more from Paris