the bees

The mystery behind disappearing honeybees have gotten a lot of press coverage, some of it misleading and overblown (hint: it wasn’t the cellphones).  But up at Salon is an excellent dialogue between four scientists and farmers that does a great job of putting in perspective and fleshing out the many factors that may be involved.  In precis: bees are going to be alright in the long run, but their recent plight is one symptom of larger changes that will have uncertain consequences.

Photo by Flickr user garynoon1961 under a Creative Commons license.

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