(Feb. 27) The death of countless honeybees from what is called Colony Collapse Disorder threatens Michigan’s $350 million fruit industry, according to the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette and United Press International.

Mike Hansen, an official with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, told sources that honeybees are dying at an alarming rate in 22 states, putting the 2007 fruit harvest at risk.

"Michigan has about 125 crops, and 60 to 65 of those are dependent on honeybee pollination," Hansen said.

Some states have lost up to 90% of their honey bees, and experts have found no cure, according to the reports.