As reported previously, colony collapse disorder seems to have multiple causes. In the NY Times’ Room for Debate blog, several scientists and other bee experts offer their commentary on what we currently know about CCD and what’s being done about it.
Meanwhile, individual beekeeping operations have been damaged, some beyond repair because of this malady. Others have been able to recover. The overall picture is, however, not quite as bleak as the press and the blogosphere might lead you to imagine. Colony numbers in the U.S. show the resiliency of American beekeepers.