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DNA research finds low genetic diversity among US honeybees

U.S. agriculture owes many thanks to the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.), as it plays the crucial role of pollinator within the nation's food supply. Some of the nation's food industries rely solely on the honeybee, and it's ...

Vaccination for bees doesn't sting

Beekeepers could soon have a new option for protecting hives from a devastating disease: the first vaccine for insects.

New virus variant threatens the health of bees worldwide

A dangerous variant of the deformed wing virus is on the rise worldwide. The virus infects honeybees, causing their wings to atrophy and the animals to die. The new variant, which has already replaced the original strain ...

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