Watch bees, lend a hand to scientists

Some people have heard about the unexplained die-off of honeybee colonies in the United States. The malady, first reported last year, is called colony collapse disorder. It’s been the subject of research, speculation and even a hearing earlier this year before members of a House Agriculture subcommittee. Now an Illinois bee expert who testified at the congressional hearing wants to enlist the aid of average residents in conducting further research – this time on wild bees.

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