About “The Silent Hives”
I have begun to notice a lot of dead bees just lying around on the street recently.
And Colony Collapse Disorder is a genuine phenomena, and it has got beekeepers worried globally because of the drastic impact it has on their livelihoods.
I took the two ideas, and came up with a worst case scenario based on them. I don’t think that the scenario envisaged is plausible, although recent studies link a decline in the bee population to a decline in plant pollination. About 80% of Europe’s crops rely on insect pollination, so a reduction in the population of those insects who pollinate the crops could conceivably impact on our food supplies.
Anyway, enjoy the story, and don’t have nightmares.