Campus News

Can’t bee!

Keith Delaplane, co-author of a study which found that more than 40 percent of honeybee hives died in 2014, spoke to the Associated Press about the situation.

The cause of the massive deaths wasn’t noted, but researchers said colony collapse disorder may not necessarily be the issue.

“What we’re seeing with this bee problem is just a loud signal that there’s some bad things happening with our agro-ecosystems,”said Delaplane, who is a professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We just happen to notice it with the honeybee because they are so easy to count.”