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Flight of the Living Dead

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Since 2006, Colony Collapse Disorder has drastically reduced honey bee populations across North America. In California, there’s another emerging threat to the hive that’s straight out of a B-horror film (see what we did there?), a parasite that’s turning honey bees into mindless automatons, or as they’re being called by some, “zom-bees." 

John Hafernik is a professor of biology at San Francisco State University, President of the California Academy of Sciences, and director of ZombeeWatch.org…which is asking ordinary citizens to help identify where else the parasite is affecting bee populations.