Hawaii helps honeybee collapse research
Hawaii played a part in isolating the Varroa destructor mite, central to the spread of Colony Collapse Disorder. The parasitic mite transfers a virus to honeybees, and the geographic isolation of the Hawaiian Islands made it possible to track the mite in the honeybee population. Awful apian details in The Guardian.
Marketplace—-Bees are now on staff at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.