When its not being disoriented by jet engines or having spree shooters doing their thing in it's name, it's being investigated by a collation of academics and military men... always a fine pair of disciplines that never have anything other than the best interests of humanity at heart. Just look at the picture of them working together:
Since 2006, 20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered “colony collapse.” Suspected culprits ranged from pesticides to genetically modified food...
A fungus tag-teaming with a virus have apparently interacted to cause the problem, according to a paper by Army scientists in Maryland and bee experts in Montana in the online science journal PLoS One.Red flags should immediately be going up for anyone who has read up on MK-ULTRA as the military base doing the bulk of research in this endeavour is none other that the Edgewood Arsenal.
Exactly how that combination kills bees remains uncertain, the scientists said — a subject for the next round of research. But there are solid clues: both the virus and the fungus proliferate in cool, damp weather, and both do their dirty work in the bee gut, suggesting that insect nutrition is somehow compromised.
Edgewood was the base in which the DoD conducted many of its Project 112 experiments, which included testing the effects of LSD, MDMA, BZ and other hallucinogens on unsuspecting subjects in search for the ultimate mind control serum. It was essentially the DoD's version of MK-ULTRA, though reportedly there was much overlap with the CIA program in terms of personnel and so forth. Edgewood was also a hub for Nazi scientists brought over to the US as part of project Paperclip. Many of these same scientists likely worked on Project 112.
Still unsolved is what makes the bees fly off into the wild yonder at the point of death. One theory, Dr. Bromenshenk said, is that the viral-fungal combination disrupts memory or navigating skills and the bees simply get lost. Another possibility, he said, is a kind of insect insanity.The effects are remarkably like the ones assorted chemical agents the DoD and CIA spent a considerable fortune researching were supposed to produce, especially in terms of 'crowd control' style drugs. Certainly Edgewood would love to find such a formula that occurs naturally in nature and could possibly be transferable to human beings... That is, if this fungus-virus infection the honeybees are suffering from is naturally occurring...