Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

CCD – The New Health Scare



“If honeybees become extinct, within four years Human kind will become extinct”.  Albert Einstein


Apparently, over the last three years, more than one in three honey bee colonies have died nationwide, posing a serious risk to our natural food supply.


One cause of these losses is an alarming phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder, or “CCD.” When a hive experiences CCD, the honey bees mysteriously desert their hive and die. CCD symptoms have been reported by more than thirty-five states across the U.S. and in many other countries.


Researchers do not know exactly what causes CCD, but they believe there may be many factors contributing to the problem, including viruses, mites, chemical exposure and poor nutrition.


Hagen-Dazs has shown its commitment to this important issue by posting a fascinating website filled with educational solutions. is a unique website filled with good cheer and great ideas.  Enjoy!


Educational HoneyBee Video


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Comment balloon 8 commentsMirela Monte • October 15 2009 06:27PM


Wow, one less than Einstein! I have a friend who is an apiarist and she is worried too. I've had the opportunity to use her services in real estate to safely remove honey bees from the eaves of a listing. It is a fascinating process...I probably need to post some of the pics!

Posted by SarahGray Lamm, Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience (Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 ) over 10 years ago

My daughter first told me about this issue.  I thought she was kidding.  I couldn't believe its ramifications.  Have you heard of this before?

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

SarahGray:  Please do! 

We take the honeybees for granted.  If our pollution has killed the honeybees, what is it doing to us?

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

Mirela, It's a bit scary that the smallest creatures could possibly cause a catastrophic chain reaction...if it is any comfort to you regarding the collapse of the hive, My teen son assures me he intends to live in my basement till he's 30 or marries which ever comes first.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

Very interesting!  We have been toying with keeping bees for a couple of years!  We'd like to give it a try!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

I didn't know that, Mirela.  I'm going to have to eat more Haagen Dazs to help out the honey bees.  Whatever it takes. 

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Heather:  You crack me up, girl!!!!  

Take one for the team, huh?  :)


Lisa:  Good luck! 

Steve:  No problem.  Just as long as he stays away from the attic....  (unlike "balloon boy", who was thought to have vanished today in that homemade balloon, but was found safe in the home's attic)...

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Mirela ~ Frogs, bats, bees - who's next?  You sure hope people will start to take notice. We've created a chemical soup and it's not good.


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 10 years ago