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Old 07-25-2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Colony Collapse Disorder Progress Report

Colony Collapse Disorder Progress Report
CCD Steering Committee
June 2009

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Executive Summary
Mandated by the 2008 Farm Bill [Section 7204 (h) (4)], this first annual report on Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) represents the work of a large number of scientists from 8 Federal agencies, 2 state departments of agriculture, 22 universities, and several private research efforts.

In response to the unexplained losses of U.S. honey bee colonies now known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) led a collaborative effort to define an approach to CCD, resulting in the CCD Action Plan in July 2007. Many universities and organizations—Federal, State, and private—were involved in developing this plan and are carrying out the work that addresses the CCD problem. The CCD Action Plan is organized under four topic areas: (1) survey and (sample) data collection; (2) analysis of existing samples; (3) research to identify factors affecting honey bee health, including attempts to recreate CCD symptomology; and (4) mitigative and preventive measures.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:02 AM   #2
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Well well well... they haven't exactly gotten too far now have they.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:06 PM   #3
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The honey bee is one of the most researched animals on the planet. I wish a little of that effort would go into protecting/creating habitat that supported native bees, which are severely declining.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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I couldn't agree with you more Carole.
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