The New York Times has a fascinating article about the shortage of bees caused by colony collapse disorder. Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons is that rare thing in science writing, a story about process rather than results. So there’s not a lot actually to say, other than noting that around 60 experts gathered for a two-day meeting to assess the possibilities and plan their investigations. The most likely suspects — according to these mainstream scientists — are “a virus, a fungus or a pesticide”. Not cell phones. We shall see.