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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The buzz, buzz, buzzing

A honey bee feeds on a dandelion flower growing in a pasture near Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, March 31, 2011.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture, honey bees in the U.S. and Europe are facing a crisis. Symptoms that have been grouped together into what is called colony collapse disorder have caused beekeepers to lose 34% of their bee populations in 2010.  Researchers now believe bees have been weakened by a combination of long know factors, including parasites, viral diseases, and exposure to pesticides. 
 Check out my bee photo on Zuma Press Pictures of the Day.

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