Olony Collapse Disorder in Honeybee populations

Case Study
Research articles associated with  Colony Collapse Disorder in Honeybee populations.

In recent years, honeybee colonies have been experiencing  Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Given the key role of honeybees in pollinating our agricultural crops, it has become a serious issue. Many causes for the collapse of honeybee colonies are currently being investigated. The potential causes include viruses, parasites, urban sprawl, pesticides, and other environmental pollutants. Examine the phenomenon of CCD from a toxicological standpoint by researching three groups of chemicals that are being investigated as potential contributors to CCD: Antibiotics, miticides, and neonicotinoid pesticides.
Write a 4-page analysis (double spaced, 12 pt. type) of these potential causes, and then discuss your opinion regarding which, if any, is the most likely cause. If you do not believe any of these chemicals are contributing to CCD, provide a brief discussion about what you believe to be the cause. Be sure to provide both in-text references as well as the full citations in APA format at the end of your analysis. Include a cover page and brief abstract for your analysis (these pages are not to be included in the total 4-5 page requirement)
” A brief introduction of the phenomenon.
” Background information on the groups of chemicals pertinent to the Case Study.
” Analysis of the key potential causes of the phenomena.
” Summary of the articles conclusions and your own opinions on the potential causes for the phenomena.