Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Microbiome

Microbial Meat and Pollen Potatoes

“Bees are actually omnivores, and their meat is microbes. This finding may open a new window on why bees are in trouble: Anything that disrupts the microbial community in a bee’s food, whether it is high heat linked to climate change, fungicides or another stressor, could be causing developing bees to starve.”

Posted in Disease Microbiome Nosema

Probiotics and microbials benefit bees during Nosema infection.

Nosema infection threatens millions of honeybee colonies worldwide. Direct-Fed Microbials (DFM), also called probiotics, help bees overcome Nosema infection.

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February/March Science News Digest

Stay up to date on that latest in honeybee research and news!

Posted in Microbiome

How to Effectively Use Probiotics in Your Hive

Probiotic supplements for bees are meant to replenish beneficial microorganisms. There are many different varieties as well as delivery methods (liquid or syrup, pollen patties, pills, dry powders). Which ones are the most effective?

Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Microbiome Varroa - testing and treatment

Antiviral Properties of Mushroom Extracts

Researchers and Oregon based company, Fungi Perfecti, test the anti-viral effects of mushroom extracts in honey bees.

Posted in Microbiome

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.

Posted in Microbiome

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.

Posted in Microbiome

Honeybee Microbiome

Beneficial microbes found in healthy honey bee guts play significant roles in supporting host immune response and digestion.

Posted in Disease Foulbrood Microbiome

Signs, Symptoms and Science – European Foulbrood

Spotty brood pattern? Contorted, discolored larvae? You may have European Foulbrood.

Posted in Disease Foulbrood Microbiome

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.