Honey Bees

Honey Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder and Pollinator Role in Ecosystems

eBook - 2009
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In 2006, commercial migratory beekeepers along the East Coast of the United States began reporting sharp declines in their honey bee colonies. Because of the severity and unusual circumstances of these colony declines, scientists have named this phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder. Reports indicate that beekeepers in 35 states have been affected.

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In 2006, commercial migratory beekeepers along the East Coast of the US began reporting sharp declines in their honey bee colonies; scientists have named this phenomenon colony collapse disorder (CCD). In 2007, the House of Representatives' Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee held two subcommittee hearings to review the recent honey bee colony declines and to address concerns about pollinator health. In 2008, the Senate hosted a briefing on pollinators and their role in agricultural security. Various policy options were discussed at these hearings and briefings, including increasing federal funding for research and monitoring, providing technical support and assistance for beekeepers, and emphasizing the importance of pollinator diversity and sustaining wild and native pollinator species. This book presents expert testimony from the hearings and the briefing, from representatives of organizations including Burt's Bees, the American Beekeeping Federation, the Agricultural Research Service, and Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Information on the editors is not included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2009
ISBN: 9781613243732
1613243731
1606926888
9781606926888
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Blaylock, Iris T.
Richards, Terresa H.

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