The search for missing bees
Broadcast: Midmorning, 03/08/2007, 10:00 a.m.
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.
- Marla Spivak: professor of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Minnesota. She joins us in the studio. She has been a beekeeper for over 32 years.
- David Hackenberg: 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. He joins us by phone from Dade City, Florida.