Colony Collapse Disorder and the Ever-Evolving Plight of the Honeybee

Honeybee populations continue to be affected by Colony Collapse Disorder and other largely unexplained losses, which scientists now believe to be the culmination of several causes.

A Varroa destructor mite feeds on a honeybee. Varroa mites are still considered to be one of the most virulent threats to honeybee health, spreading a range of infections.
Photo Courtesy USDA Agricultural Research Service