'Prime Suspect' In Bee Colony Deaths Is Found - A Parasitic Mite That Spreads Viruses While Feeding On The Insects' 'Blood' -- Daily Mail
* Study into impact of mite on 'fresh' territory - Hawaii - has revealed devastation it can cause in bee colonies
* Mite carries deadly virus
* It is 'prime suspect' in worldwide colony deaths
Parasitic mites have 'turbo-charged' the spread of a deadly virus that is killing honey bee colonies around the world.
Bee populations have been falling rapidly in many countries, fuelled by a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.
Many suspects have been named for bee colony collapse, including popular pesticides.
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My Comment: A parasitic mite has always been the prime suspect. It's good to know that they are now isolating the specific cause.