“Colony collapse disorder” is the name scientists have given to the problem plaguing honeybees across the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. As much as a quarter of the honeybee population is missing, and in some areas the percentage is as high as 70 percent. Diane and her guests talk about the latest research into this problem, and what’s at stake for American agriculture.


  • Dr. Kevin Hackett National program leader for bees and pollination at the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Michael Embrey Beekeeper and technical entomologist who runs the extension service for beekeeping at the University of Maryland
  • Dennis vanEngelsdorp Acting state apiarist for Pennsylvania's department of agriculture

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