Zombie honeybees discovered in Washington state

truther September 26, 2012 2

Stephen C. Webster | Rawstory

A novice beekeeper in Washington state said this week that he’s found evidence that a parasite which takes control of honeybees much like an imagined “zombie” virus is spreading into new areas, according to The Seattle Times.

The so called zombie bees, or “zombees” for short, are created by a type of parasitic fly called Apocephalus borealis. It injects its eggs into a host, usually bumble bees, and the larvae eat the creature from the inside. Infected bees fly around erratically at night and eventually die.

Beekeeper Mark Hohn told the Times that he noticed piles of dead bees for several days in a row before it occurred to him that he might be witnessing the start of the actual “zombie apocalypse.”

In San Francisco and along the California coast, scientists researching threats to honeybee populations identified zombees in 77 percent of the hives tested in January 2012. This week marks the first time they’ve been spotted as far north as Washington state.

The discovery of zombie honeybees is troubling to biologist John Hafernik, who told the Times that the “zombee” threat is serious, but there’s no way to know how far it has spread. He’s created a website called “ZomBee Watch” to track confirmed infections around the world by training laypeople to collect dead bees and confirm “zombee” infections using simple techniques.

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  1. ARIZONA September 28, 2012 at 2:42 am - Reply

    HEY don’t worry about the chem trails or the pesticides ,STUPID will win out everytime,sit back and let your beloved politians lead the way,besides there doing all this for your own good,(don’t look at the fact their on MONSANTO’S payroll) they plan to eleminate 90 percent of the stupid people on the planet,JUST cause its poisoning your children,thats no reason to get excited,you’ll enjoy watching them die ,LOTS of suffering and $1,000s in medician for them pretending your trying to save them, NOTHING to worry about right………………OR MAYBE its time to go HUNTING CRIMINALS WHO SELL THIS SHIT……………………………………

  2. cloud nine September 27, 2012 at 3:44 am - Reply

    So they are starting it on the West Coast from the maps on the Zombee site.
    Einstein would have been appalled to be such a prophet.
    What is that quote in Ivanhoe by dear Wamba? “I am not so bad a woodsman as to show the dog where the deer lies, if I have no mind he should chase him.”

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