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Midmorning: Former Norwegian PM and the bee mystery

Posted at 7:29 AM on March 8, 2007 by Bill Wareham

Kerri Miller's guest at 9 a.m. is Kjell Magne Bondevik, who served as Norway's prime minister from 1997-2005. Now he tries to solve humanitarian crises in one of the most tumultuous parts of the world, the Horn of Africa, as a special envoy to the U.N..

At 10 a.m., Kerri examines the mystery of the missing bees. Beekeepers are losing their hives by the hundreds, and no one seems to know where the bees are going. Our experts discuss the so-called "colony collapse disorder" and its impact on U.S. Agriculture. They include Marla Spivak, a professor of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Minnesota, and abeekeeper for over 32 years; and David Hackenberg, who has been a commercial beekeeper for 40 years, and has served as Pennsylvania's State Apiary Inspector and is a past president of the American Beekeeping Federation. He has lost all but 800 out of 3,000 hives.