The Guardian 2.5.01
FEARS FOR CROPS AS SHOCK FIGURES FROM AMERICA SHOW SCALE OF BEE CATASTROPHE
The world may be on the brink of biological disaster after news that a third of US bee colonies did not survive the winter. Reasons given for this are exposure to 121 pesticides found in bees, honey and pollen and virus and bacterial infections.
(Edward's comments: This report does not mention that exposure to pesticides destroys the immune system and allows overwhelming infections to proliferate. See my letter from MAFF (now Defra) 17.1.1989 quoting that "all pesticides are a danger to human health and the environment".)
SEE ALSO: http://www.leaflady.org/bee_benefits.htm