B (for "toupticoeur") by GiMi53 ()
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Cette photo est dédicacée à “toupticoeur”, une amie FB...pour l’encourager dans son combat contre le mal pernicieux...
This upload is for my Facebook friend (“toupticoeur”)... trying to give her strength in her battle against the pernicious disease...
Bees in the U.S. and Europe are facing a crisis, and many are dying. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, symptoms that have been grouped together into what is called colony collapse disorder, or CCD, caused beekeepers to lose 34% of their bee populations in 2010—and that came after three years of similar annual losses.
For a nice summary of the current scene on the battle against Varroa mite, the most common killer of honeybees overall (according to experts), read the recent article from Chemical & Engineering News.
Thank you very much for your comments on my previous upload:
"Willow Warbler – Pouillot fitis"
Image Comments (27)
Hendesse () 2:08PM | Tue, 24 May 2011
A wonderful shot and dedication. I wish your friend all the best and a lot of strength.
jophoto () 3:27PM | Tue, 24 May 2011
Lovely shot...sad situation...I've been reading about it for a few years now.
kbrog () 5:02PM | Tue, 24 May 2011
This bee a beautiful image to send out her. :) Excellent composition and capture! :)
dakotabluemoon () 6:38AM | Wed, 01 June 2011
Awesome take on this beauty and a very lovely gallery also.