Bee mystery not over yet

News reports overstate recent findings

By Susan Milius, 14:56 PM October 26, 2010

Ambushed on his way to the cafeteria one recent Wednesday after giving a talk, bee biologist Jeff Pettis proved remarkably gracious to this entomology paparazzo with a burning question.

On opening day at the 10th annual conference of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, Pettis allowed himself to be stopped for a chat in an echoing, block-long corridor in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s central hive in Washington, D.C.  Asked whether the recent media buzz over a fungus-vir...

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