Now that summer’s here, it’s time to trade in those skis for shades, and enjoy the warm weather.
But summer isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, thanks to other pests that relish the season, too. No, we’re not talking about your neighbours, but a different kind of ‘buzz kill’.
The topic of honey bees is a buzz in the news due to the extinction epidemic they face. With rapidly declining populations attributed to various factors – Colony Collapse Disorder, pesticides, shrinking habitats, and the Varroa mite – these architects of agriculture could soon be on the endangered species list.