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Missing Bees / Colony Collapse Disorder #860700

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Lewsiburg, Pennsylvania: Randi Kaye) The mystery of the disappearance of the honey bees featured; scenes shown from a Lewsiburg, Pennsylvania, bee farm and from the laboratories looking for bee disease; details given about the importance of bees to pollinating fruit and vegetable crops and of the investigations being carried out. [Beekeeper Dave HACKENBERG - says his bee boxes are empty.] [USDA research geneticist Jay EVANS†- talks about the experiments on the bees.] [Penn State entomologist Diana Cox FOSTER†- outlines some of the theories for the collapse; states there is evidence of a pathogen involved; suggests the bee immune system has broken down.] [Penn State entomologist Maryann FRAZIER†- outlines the effects of pesticides.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on honey bees outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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