Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Bees

Most unusual: Bees are disappearing.

Why is this important?
Of the 17,000 species of bees that scientists know about, “honeybees are, for many reasons, the pollinator of choice for most North American crops,” a National Academy of Sciences study said last year. They pollinate many types of plants, repeatedly visit the same plant, and recruit other honeybees to visit, too.
Many theories have been proposed to explain the "colony collapse disorder" phenomenon (previously known as the Fall Dwindle Disease), but the one involving cellphones obviously got the most attention.

If only bogus theories disappeared first.

And here's the Dead, circa 1970, covering Muddy Waters' classic "I'm a King Bee" (Track 4, streaming audio, link to


Tabula Rasa said...

oh, bee-hive.

km said...

TR: you turned Australian all of a sudden? :D

Tabula Rasa said...

no, austin powers.

i guess that's why they didn't turn it into a radio show. the 'sex-crazed aussie' niche already being occupied by shane warne.