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What’s the BUZZ? Featuring Beatrice, the Worker Bee.

Why, hello there! I see you have come back to learn about us worker bees! I’m sure your visit with the queen was quite the experience. Unlike Queen Bella, who doesn’t use her wings very much, we worker bees are using them constantly. Really, how do you survive without any wings? I use them to fly out of the hive to gather nectar and help pollinate other plants while I’m out and about.

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What’s the BUZZ on Colony Collapse Disorder?

In 2006, the media buzzed with talk about the sudden and seemingly inexplicable mass disappearance of honey bees. This might have gone largely unnoticed by the general public if not for one particular oddity: not only were bees dying, they were also abandoning their colonies in droves, leaving hive after hive virtually empty. The Environmental Protection Agency labeled the problem Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), describing it as occurring “when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear.”

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What’s the BUZZ? Featuring Bella, the Queen Bee.

Champlain Publishing is teaming up with the Sustainability team and the Champlain Apiary to raise awareness about bees and our campus! This is the first in a series of educational blog posts about honey bees! Keep an eye out on campus for more posters and promotional materials coming soon.

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