Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

Why are bees disappearing?

Bill Leff chats with John Hafernik, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University, about some of the possible reasons bees are disappearing at alarming rates.   Want to help?  Visit, a website set up John and a group of researchers to identify the Zombie Fly which is parasitizing honey bees, a factor contributing to the decline.



1 Comment to “Why are bees disappearing?”

    Dave Hunter said:
    April 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Bill, thank you for this interview with John. I was unaware of him and learned a few things in this dialogue. There are solutions for the disappearing honey bee.

    You heard John say there are 4,000 species of other bees. Several of them are vastly better pollinators than the honey bee. …yet they have no honey, so they're useless to beekeepers and farmers.

    If you have a moment, let's talk.

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