At Last – an Understanding of Colony Collapse Disorder

If anyone has wondered what’s behind the large-scale die-off in bee populations around the world… well the latest research from the US shows some startling findings:  I suggest it’s worth reading.

And if you think it doesn’t matter and it’ll never happen here, then I suggest it’s time to get a bit more up to date and realise there are some serious problems with agricultural and horticultural poisons – Taranaki will be better off when they are no longer used.

Perhaps we can think about moving our region towards bio-grow and organic methods? There’s increasing demand for organic food as concern about chemicals grows, so we might just get a nice premium for cleaner and greener food products.