Latest CCD news

A virus first identified in Israel (Israeli Acute Paralysis, or IAP virus) that originated in Australia is now thought to be the cause of CCD. It would have entered the US when they started importing Australian bees for pollination.

Here is a conservative report at USDA:

Genetic Survey Finds Association Between CCD and Virus

General CCD info page at USDA:


This virus can be transmitted by Varroa mites.