The Alberta Land-use Knowledge Network has identified bee colony collapse as a significant trend in Alberta, North America and around the world. A series of articles on bees in Newfoundland describe why Newfoundland bee colonies seem to be avoiding the colony collapse problems that affect many Canadian beekeepers.
A research article describes the lack of virus, fungi and parasitic mites in Newfoundland bee colonies. The researchers point out the disease-free status of Newfound bees offers research possibilities to look at the additive effects of disease, parasites and other factors that cause colony collapse.
In addition, interviews with specialists and beekeepers in Newfoundland offer more insights on Newfoundland's unique disease-free status for its beehives. Check out: