|A maggot emerges from the body of a dead bee (between the head and the thorax)|
Bee hives have been dying in droves the last few years. So far, scientists have suggested viruses, fungi, and mites as causes. A new discovery shows that parasitic flies have infected many hives in California. The flies somehow insert their eggs into the bee; the maggots that hatch from the eggs take over the bee's body, consuming it and leading it to self-destructive behavior.
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