Colony Collapse Disorder, Louis Masai Michel, Artist

Artist - Louis Masai Michel

"Colony Collapse Disorder occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave the queen..."

Artist Louis Masai Michel expresses and illuminates the importance of pollinating insects for support of all life on Earth.

"Colony Collapse Disorder is the phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen, plenty of food and a few nurse bees to care for the remaining immature bees and the queen. Once thought to pose a major long term threat to bees, reported cases of CCD have declined substantially over the last five years. The number of hives that do not survive over the winter months – the overall indicator for bee health – has maintained an average of about 28.7 percent since 2006-2007  but dropped to 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter. While winter losses remain somewhat high, the number of those losses attributed to CCD has dropped from roughly 60 percent of total hives lost in 2008 to 31.1 percent in 2013; in initial reports for 2014-2015 losses, CCD is not mentioned. ...
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