It’s a mystery, a scary one. From a NY Times article, “Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons:”

More than a quarter of the country’s 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping. So far, no one can say what is causing the bees to become disoriented and fail to return to their hives.

As with any great mystery, a number of theories have been posed, and many seem to researchers to be more science fiction than science. People have blamed genetically modified crops, cellular phone towers and high-voltage transmission lines for the disappearances.

Mysteries are fun, but this is not good. It might be terrible. We need our bees.

Cell phone towers and genetically modified (GMO) crops are both brilliant theories. It’s easy to imagine those technologies causing unforseen bad consequences. Let’s hope it’s the cell phone towers. It might not be such a bad thing to take those down. Let’s hope it isn’t genetically modified (GMO) crops. A disastrous gene might be “out there,” uncontainable. Thanks a lot, corporate scientists. They’ll probably try to solve the problem by genetically modifying the bees.

Anybody have any other brilliant theories? Let’s hear ’em. Let’s solve this mystery right here on the blog.