Latest Deformed wing virus Stories
While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry.
Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees.
Wild bumblebees are in decline throughout the world because they are likely contracting deadly diseases from ailing domesticated honeybees, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Penn State researchers have found that native pollinators, like wild bees and wasps, are infected by the same viral diseases as honey bees and that these viruses are transmitted via pollen.
Damage to the honey beeâ€™s internal protein-producing â€œfactoriesâ€ may provide researchers with a new clue to the sudden collapse of honey bee colonies across the nation.
Scientists are one step closer to understanding the recent demise of billions of honey bees after making an important discovery about the transmission of a common bee virus. Deformed wing virus (DWV) is passed between adult bees and to their developing brood by a parasitic mite called Varroa destructor when it feeds. However, research published in the July issue of the Journal of General Virology suggests that the virus does not replicate in Varroa, highlighting the need for further...
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