British beekeepers are concerned following the vanishing act of bees from their hives, owing to what is being called a colony collapse disorder. This is a cause of worry as bees are significant contributors to the fruit industry, valued at annual revenue of Ģ165m.
Beekeepers need to quickly get their act together to control the onslaught of diseases, like varroa, a significant cause of CCD, which causes the bees to abandon their hives permanently. Though chemical pesticides have been employed to check the spread of varroa, yet the bees appear to have grown resistant to the pesticide.
CCD, already infamous in the US and California has greatly affected the fruit industry and many millions are being spent by the government to check its spread.