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Zombie Bees Invade Eastern U.S.
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| January 29, 2014 1:10PM
| Beth Garbitelli
Posted on 01/31/2014 2:54:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
Amid other environmental scourges, such as cold weather and viruses, Vermont beekeepers are seeing an influx of zombie bees. A fly called Apocephalus borealis attaches itself to the bee and injects its eggs, which grow inside the bee, causing neurological damage and erratic, jerky movement and night activity, "like a zombie."
Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. Last fall, a new threat Relevant Products/Services emerged: zombie bees.
Beekeeper Anthony Cantrell of Burlington discovered zombie bees in his hive in October, the first time they'd been found in the eastern United States.
TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: bees; east; zombie; zombiebees
To: Salamander; Vendome; shibumi
Is Zombie Bee honey any good?
posted on 01/31/2014 4:26:44 PM PST
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
posted on 01/31/2014 4:31:13 PM PST
by Delta 21
(If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Sounds like it could be the plot of a cheap Sci-Fi flick.
posted on 01/31/2014 4:36:36 PM PST
(If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
In Vermont??? So, who cares. Could not happen to a bigger bunch of liberal progressive idiots.
posted on 01/31/2014 5:08:54 PM PST
posted on 01/31/2014 5:11:04 PM PST
To: nickcarraway; Salamander; Vendome
posted on 01/31/2014 5:28:39 PM PST
(Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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