Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mystery solved, sort of

I sure haven't seen a lot of these creatures around lately. This gal and a few dozen hivemates (I presume) were seen working a garden full of coneflowers late in the day last week near my home.

Spanish researchers are convinced the disappearance of millions of honeybees in Europe and Asia is the result of a parasite, not pesticides, pollution, global warming or even cell phones, as previously suspected. The cure is plentiful and cheap. No definitive study has yet been completed on the U.S. bee population, but the parasite is now a prime suspect.

This was taken late in the day on a walk through town. The setting sun filtering through trees cast some nice sidelight spotslights on the bee and flower.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

3 comments:

Mark said...

Hi James...I stumbled across your blog while searching for Door County photography and am wondering if any of your work is for sale. Can you let me know? markntob@gmail.com. Thanks so much...

Wanda said...

Hey James: Wonderful photo. I've been visiting my grandchilden and missed some of your blogs....Back now to catch up.

Valaine said...

Awesome photo! :)