In 2006, beekeepers started noticing that many honeybee colonies were suddenly dying. Scientists called this bee disappearance Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD.
They believe honeybees are dying off for several reasons: pests and diseases that infect bees, poor nutrition, lack of food due to habitat loss, and use of pesticides.
Watch this video to learn about how the Coal Country Beeworks (CCBW) is trying to address some of these problems. After you watch, you will answer the questions below.
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Dr. Horn and other members of CCBW are working to keep their bee colonies healthy by carefully selecting native plants and the location of the hives. Answer the following questions about what you heard and saw in the video.