Posts filed under: Bee Health

One could conceive of apitherapy as a kind of coercive insect kamikaze-ism performed by charlatans....
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It isn’t the mite itself which is so bad actually. It’s the plethora of viruses that varroa is vector to which is the real killer....
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Hawaii is doing what it can not to jump on the ‘pesticide treadmill’, instead developing an IPM strategy that gives preference to non-chemical treatments to keep the varroa mite pest...
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When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don’t have a choice — they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. Now for the first time,...
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“Flowers are hotspots for parasite spread between and within pollinator populations,” said Peter Graystock, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside and a member of...
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  WORKER BEE WITH TWO VARROA MITES A new genetics study of wild honeybees offers clues to how a population has adapted to a mite that has devastated bee colonies...
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Bacteria in flowers may boost honeybees’ healthy gut microbes Honeybees were into probiotics way before they were cool, a new study suggests. The hipster insects serve up beneficial bacteria that...
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