buzz it seems like most people in this country that fail like to point the blame at someone else and big business is an easy target these days. if i'm not mistaken australia is having no issues but they grow a lot of gmo crops and use neonics on a regular basis. what they don't have is the good ole' varroa destructor to help drag them down. now, to be fair i will agree that the problem is stressed bees. stressed by mites, stressed by beetles, and stressed by being shipped across the country and forced to live little bee elbow to little bee elbow in california before they then get shipped across the country all this time they can't do cleansing flights. they go through all types of weather conditions with 60mph winds for hours on end. this would be stressful for me so i'm sure it's tough on insects. the simplest conclusion should be that varroa and migratory pollination are killing bees or at least facilitating the high death rate by stressing them to the point that other problems finish them.