Finally some non scary good news concerning bees.
Whole hives are dying of the mysterious "colony collapse disorder," according to a succession of recent news reports.
It's a "Silent Spring" and - without the buzz of honeybees pollinating crops - there'll soon be nothing to eat except maybe the Soylent Green of B-grade science fiction fame. Right?
But wait: Oregon honeybees, it turns out, are more robust this year than they have been in years or even decades, local beekeepers say.