Latest Diseases of the honey bee Stories
Undergraduate BYU student on the path to treating deadly bee-killing bacteria
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range.
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.
Honeybees have faced plenty of devastation over the past decade, and scientists at the University of Warwick have modeled an outbreak of an infection that put a dent the population back in 2010.
A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last winter – almost double the previous year's loss rate of 15.9 per cent.
2012 delivered some harsh weather in England. A long and wet summer was followed by a very cold and unpredictable winter that lasted into the start of spring. Such shaky weather conditions are now being blamed for a massive loss of honey bee colonies in the area.
A new study from Yale University shows that beneficial bacteria living in the gut of honeybees are demonstrating signs of resistance to certain antibiotics.
In an effort to save the dwindling honeybee population researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are looking to viruses to help treat one of the most destructive and widespread bee brood diseases in the United States.