Remember when everyone was freaking out about the mass deaths of bees back in 2006? Well, while the general populace may have decided to go back to eating its honey completely care-free, scientists have been hard at work trying to discover the cause.The newest suspect? High-fructose corn syrup.
Scientists with the Harvard School of Public Health recreated the Colony Collapse Disorder that had everyone scrambling to hoard up the last of the honey. They did it by giving the bees imidacloprid, which is a basic and popular pesticide.
This pesticide doesn't kill bees immediately, but it does mess with their honing systems and makes it difficult for them to find their hives again. Of course, no one is pouring pesticide on bees, but bee-keepers did begin feeding bees with high-fructose corn syrup. And corn is sprayed with imidacloprid.
And the dominos began falling. And still are, if something isn't done. Bees are responsible for so much of our eco-system, though pollination.
This probably isn't the only cause. Recently,cellphones were discovered to have a possible part in CCD, but it should be taken seriously.
Via Monga Bay