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Researchers Hold International Conference on Colony Collapse Disorder

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Around the world, bees continue to disappear and scientists still don’t quite know why. This week regulatory agents, bee keepers, agricultural chemical companies, and researchers from around the world gathered in State College to pool their knowledge on the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports. Read the full description.

072910_bees_small Top bee researchers from around the world came to State College, Pennsylvania this week to tackle Collony Collapse Disorder.

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Top bee researchers from around the world came to State College, Pennsylvania this week to tackle Collony Collapse Disorder.

Broadcast History

WPSU 7/29/10

Transcript

[buzz] [general talking]
Half a dozen conference attendees are using the last bit of their lunch break to check out the bees in the flowerbeds outside the Nittany Lion Inn.

A lot of honey bees here right now and a lot of large carpenter bees….But there are some small ones in there too. There are some megacylids, there’s two different species of leaf cutter, I’ve seen. (:12)

Ed Spevak is from St. Louis. Crystal Watrous from Utah.
Researchers from Washington DC, Canada and England round out the group of bee-watchers. They’ve all come to State College for the first ever International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy. Stuart Roberts is checking out the bees in a bed of purple flowers.

The only thing that’s significantly different here is that we don’t have carpenter bees in UK. The things that look like queen bees in here are actually carpenter bees. Here’s one ju...
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INTRO:

Around the world, bees continue to disappear and scientists still don’t quite know why. This week regulatory agents, bee keepers, agricultural chemical companies, and researchers from around the world gathered in State College to pool their knowledge on the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports.

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