In today's Globe: The Mystery of the Vanishing Bees
The calamity has been blamed on globalization, pollution, pesticides, crop monoculture, UFOs, viruses, mites, bacteria, global warming and a fungus. Most beekeepers blame the pesticide Imidacloprid, but hardly any scientists do. There are even some oddball Christians who say it's a sign of the end times, foretold in Revelations.
I'll be doing some vanishing of my own tonight. By next Tuesday I hope to be shaking off the jet lag in digs just down the street from this place, and then who knows where.
I'll post from time to time.