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  1. CCD has proved to be a complex problem that seems to be a congruence of several factors including mono-culture agriculture, pesticide use, stress on bee hives from usual climate changes and additional stresses from management practices.

    There is a strong movement to increase the number of healthy bee hives by encouraging non-commercial beekeeping in more natural and less stressed environments. This has included creating hives away from agricultural areas so that fewer pesticides are introduced to the food chain. This also has the effect of creating a cleaner, less suspect honey for human consumption albeit in smaller quantities.