Sunday, March 2, 2008

ccd - colony collapse disorder ...

vespula [circa 1999] + honey bee ...

when things are not ...
where expected -
they’re usually somewhere else,
or vanished -
but not without evidence,
or trace of having been,
or trails of intent -
if only in fragments, memory,
speculation, or documentation ...

do they simply move beyond perception,
dissolve in the physics of phenomena -
become particles of solar wind -
or assimilate into the depths of obscurity -
waiting for future acheology,
or technology ...

rapture ruptures interdependence -
severs connections,
like unanswerable questions ...

"Albert Einstein once predicted that if bees were to disappear, man would follow only a few years later.
That hypothesis could soon be put to the test, as a mysterious condition that has wiped out half of the honey bee population of the United States over the last 35 years and now appears to be repeating itself in Europe.
Experts are at a loss to explain the fall in honey bee populations in America, with fears that a new disease, microwave, global warming, and the effects of pollution or the increased use of pesticides could be to blame for “colony collapse disorder”. From 1971 to 2006 approximately one half of the US honey bee colonies have vanished."