Meanwhile, America has a more perplexing bee problem. Colonies there really are disappearing. There is even a name for it - collapsing colony disorder (CCD) - and it is getting worse.
"There is no explanation for it as yet," said Mr Inson. "The bees just abandon their hives and vanish. There is no sign of disease, no sign of anything.
"Oh, there have been theories. Climate change hasn't been dismissed, but the notion that electrical impulses from mobile phones were affecting the bees' navigation was quickly dismissed."
In 1999, Nature Magazine published a study that proved pollen from transgenic crops was harming beneficial insects. But of course the companies that are behind GM crops are wealthy and powerful, spend billions in advertising, and so the GM link to CCD is dutifully ignored by the corporate media.