Whole colonies are dying in record numbers. Why the bees are dying is a mystery. Penn State, one of the country's leading honey bee research facilities, has been investigating the problem. Both in the lab and in the field, an effort being lead by Christina Grozinger, associate professor of entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The team, made up of faculty and students, is a unique collaboration of researchers from different disciplines looking at a number of different systems, including honey bee genomics, bioinformatics and insect physiology, all with one goal in mind: to help the honey bee grow and thrive in the face of this crisis.