I'm amazed at the credulousness of the boingboing moderators, who seem to get all week-kneed over any claims of potential bee saving.
I'm amazed at "Science Writers" such as Tom Philpott who lack even the most basic understanding of bees necessary to be writing on this topic. He has completely misinterpreted this study.
Jeff Pettis' take on the matter is very kind. He knows this is dreck as well as anyone.
There is no bee decline. Bees are not endangered. There is no mystery to be solved, solved, and re-solved every second week.
It's beyond my comprehension how this mass delusion has gone on for so long.