zombie bees http://www.kplu.org en Newly detected parasite turns Northwest honey bees into 'zombees' http://www.kplu.org/post/newly-detected-parasite-turns-northwest-honey-bees-zombees There's more trouble for your hard-working backyard honey bee. Researchers have confirmed the first cases of "zombee" bees in Washington state and in the Portland area. Infection by a parasite prompts the bees to embark on what's being called a "flight of the living dead."<p>The initial Washington detection came from an observant beekeeper in the Seattle suburb of Kent.<p>"The odd thing is they're attracted to light. Bees normally aren't attracted to light. And they're flying at night. Bees don't normally fly at night," says Mark Hohn. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:27:37 +0000 Tom Banse 6444 at http://www.kplu.org Newly detected parasite turns Northwest honey bees into 'zombees'