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Zombie Bees

Zombie bees are increasing in US neighborhoods. There are many theories trying to explain the disappearance of honeybees worldwide, but now scientists have identified a new threat. A biology professor from San Francisco State University in California noticed piles of dead bees under lights on campus, and took them to his lab to study. After forgetting about them for a few days, he then found that the dead bees were hatching fly pupae from inside. It turns out that a parasitic fly lays its eggs in the body of a honey bee, which leaves the hive several nights later and flies toward a light source. When they reach the light source, they then hatch up to 13 baby flies. The flys in turn go out and find another bees to lay their eggs in. Researchers discovered that over 75 percent of the bees in the area that they studied were hosts to the parasite.


The Phorid, a parasitic fly is wrecking havoc on the bee population.

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durdikkimeng
Male, 50-59, Europe
 381 Posts
Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:48:02 AM
Well,whatever the various reasons,there seems to be a decline in the Bee population all over the world.
We really need to sort this.
It's almost (and I kid you not) no Bees = No People.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Saturday, February 1, 2014 5:44:46 PM

ZomBea attack!!!!


Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Saturday, February 1, 2014 5:42:49 PM

What did a fire ant fly have to do with a zombie bee?
It was interesting, just the wrong topic.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 5982 Posts
Saturday, February 1, 2014 5:39:33 PM
ZOMG! Ish berry exciting! About halfway through now.


turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3059 Posts
Saturday, February 1, 2014 5:02:12 PM

Talcho - That may be true. That's what I was wondering. It would be nice to have smore info.


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