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January 30, 2019

The Latest Buzz on Honey Bee Research!

Scientists are conducting studies to create methods to fight Colony Collapse Disorder, Varroa Mites, Deformed Wing Viruses and more. Recent studies conducted at Washington State University are showing a specific fungus called "Mycelium" extract may be a powerful aid in treating honey bee illnesses. Beez has listed articles below for those BEEKS interested in the latest research and findings. For more info on Bee Education Resources, classes and seminars click on the "Bee Educated" link below. 

 

 

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Photo Credit: Scott Weybright, Washington State University

Steve Sheppard and his team provide the mushroom extract to a bee colony as part of their experiment. Bees that received the extract showed significant declines in viral infections within days.

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004100044.htm

 

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-fungus-powerful-medicine-honey-bee.html

 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32194-8

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/09/446928755/could-a-mushroom-save-the-honeybee

 

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