What is Colony Collapse Disorder
Imagine a city without any adults, seemingly gone without a single trace. They haven't died, they didn't move, they are just...gone. Children are left roaming the streets, babies still in their cribs, while the mayor sits in his office wondering what the hell happened.
This scenario is similar to how colony collapse disorder (CCD) affects bee colonies. A colony suspected of CCD has no adult bees, and strangely enough, few or no dead bees in or around the hive. The colony contains pollen and honey, a queen and capped brood. Without adults, inefficient young workers are left to sustain the hive. With a weak and depleted workforce the colony can't maintain itself and collapses.