The plight of the honeybee is the focus of The Food Programme. A commercial beekeeper in Pennsylvania, USA - was the first to discover what's being called 'colony collapse disorder.' He describes the effect on his business. Scientists in the USA and in the UK discuss the possible causes of CCD and the wider implications of their research findings.

Reporter, Jean Snedegar visits Pennsylvania to meet commercial beekeeper Dave Hackenberg and speaks to scientists at Penn State University about their latest research.

Sheila Dillon is joined in the studio by Dr Richard Jones, director of The International Bee Research Association and by Dr Norman Carreck, bee scientist and keeper.

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