Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Well That is a Relief. Australian Bee Keepers Get Back to Buzziness

Australian Bees have been cleared of the in the involvement in the deaths of their distant US relatives with the finding that the cause of death of Yanqui Bees predated the exporting of Australian Bees to the United States.

The good name of Australia's bees has been restored. A virus linked to the mysterious die-off of bee colonies in the United States did not arrive through Australian exports, according to new research.

Scientists from the US Department of Agriculture who tested samples from US beekeepers found the virus was present since at least 2002 — two years before Australia started exporting bees to the US.

Apparently the $5 million dollar bee export business is still in in jeopardy despite this finding.

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