colony collapse disorder


a disease of honey bees, thought to be caused by a paralysis virus to which the bees become susceptible as a result of poor nutrition, exposure to pesticides and fungicides, changing climate, etc.; adults die in large numbers usually away from the hive. Abbrev.: CCD

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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