Tag: honey bee health
The Problem with Fipronil
Beekeepers struggle to find safe, natural ways to eliminate SHB. Milwaukee, WI based company Strong Microbials Inc has a product in the pipeline that offers natural, microbial based solutions for SHB.
Antiviral Properties of Mushroom Extracts
Researchers and Oregon based company, Fungi Perfecti, test the anti-viral effects of mushroom extracts in honey bees.
December – Science News Digest
Stay up to date on the latest in honeybee research and news!
-Assessing viral load in Varroa resistant honeybee popluations.
-Using statistics and hive weight to determine performance.
-Impact of Nosema ceranae on honeybee gut health.
How Probiotics Pay Off
SuperDFM Honeybee is a “profitable” probiotic supplement capable of inhibiting current and future outbreaks of bacterial and fungal pathogens that plague honeybee health.
Long Live the Queen! Relationship Between Diet, Microbes and Queen Honeybee Longevity.
DNA analysis demonstrates the influence of diet on microbial succession and longevity in workers and queen honey bees.
Beneficial microbes found in healthy honey bee guts play significant roles in supporting host immune response and digestion.
Signs, Symptoms and Science – European Foulbrood
Spotty brood pattern? Contorted, discolored larvae? You may have European Foulbrood.
Signs, Symptoms and Science – American Foul Brood
Spotty brood pattern? Sunken, dark, greasy looking capped brood? Foul-fish like odor? If you experience any of these symptoms when inspecting your hive, you may have American Foul Brood.
All Hail the Queen – Pheromones
Learn how the queen’s pheromones are spread throughout the hive, what activities are influenced and what happens when the pheromones are compromised.
Rearing Varroa in the Lab
Studying host-parasitic interactions in laboratory setting provides opportunities to delve deeper into the behavior and physiology of the honey bee parasite – Varroa destructor mites.