06 Jan '12, 1pm

Study: Parasitic Fly to Blame for Honeybee Population Decline: Populations of honeybee have been in a seemingly

Study: Parasitic Fly to Blame for Honeybee Population Decline: Populations of honeybee have been in a seemingly

RELATED ARTICLES Bee genome gives killer clue to colony collapse disorder August 25, 2009 02:14 PM Mystery Ailment Strikes Honeybees February 12, 2007 12:00 AM The Language of Bees February 24, 2010 02:48 PM Honeybee Decline Slows Slightly May 20, 2009 10:02 AM /enn_original_news/article/43807 Populations of honeybee have been in a seemingly unstoppable downward spiral, and scientists are still grasping to find the cause. A new study from the San Francisco State University suggests that one factor may be a parasitic fly, Apocephalus borealis, which lays its eggs in the bees' abdomens. The parasitic eggs cause atypical behavior in the bees, causing them to abandon their hives. Like a scene out of Alien, the eggs eventually hatch and the newborn flies burst out of the bee, killing it in the process. ADVERTISEMENT The abandonment of the hive may be the primary cause of the so...

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