Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
Colony Collapse Disorder is the sudden die-off of honey bee colonies. Pollination is vital to our survival and the existence of nearly all ecosystems
on earth. One-third of our diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80% of that pollination.
Oysters and the Chesapeake Bay (2004) The National Academies Press.
Prepared by: Committee on Non-native Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies