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Tag : Apis mellifera

04 May 2018

A Transmissible RNA Pathway in Honey Bees

Link to the article: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/04/12/299800 Dr. Eyal Maori and collaborators discovered a very important piece of information that might be able to help to improve beekeeping in the future. In this video, I discuss the potential of the discovery and invite everyone to help to brainstorm alternative tools using this information.

05 Mar 2018

Colony Collapse Disorder – CCD – The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY – Dr. Jay Evans

Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD is a syndrome affecting honey bees that got a lot of attention in the media. Bees were apparently flying away and never returning home, leaving behind food and brood. After a lot of research, nobody could find a definitive answer for the phenomena, and a lot of frustration started to arise. After 12 years, the beekeepers started to describe heavy colony losses in the social media and use the term CCD again. I decided to […]

08 Feb 2018

Lithium Chloride Kills Varroa Mite?!?

Does Lithium Chloride kill Varroa destructor?!? A recent scientific article, published in Nature Scientific Reports, claims that Lithium Chloride can effectively kill Varroa destructor by a systemic mode of action. This is very good news for the scientific community. Beekeepers spread the buzz quickly on social media and within a week, the entire Amazon stock of Lithium Chloride sold out. This is an important scientific discovery, but Lithium Chloride can be very dangerous; further research is needed to see what […]

24 Sep 2017