Colony Collapse Disorder (or CCD) is a poorly understood phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or Western honey bee colony abruptly disappear. While such disappearances have occurred throughout the history of apiculture, the term ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ was first applied to a drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honey bee colonies in North America in late 2006.
Today, you have an opportunity to do your part! Grab some gloves, and a cardboard box or something and pick up some free bees! All you have to do is go pick it up and you’ll get a large, pre-built hive, no assembly required! Comes with premium Queen Bee, ready to keep you supplied with all the bees you need to construct a beard of bees or attack your enemies!
Picture from the Honeybee Centre.