colony collapse disorder
 n.— «That is why experts are concerned about an unexpected die-out of a large portion of the bee population this winter. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, beekeepers in 24 states—including Ohio—have reported cases of “colony collapse disorder,” with some apiaries losing up to 30 percent of their hives.» —“No local buzz yet about colony collapse disorder” by Kelly Baker Springfield News-Sun (Ohio) Mar. 26, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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