Can probiotics save honeybees from disease and collapse?

Honeybee hive

“Probiotics aren’t just for humans,” said Gregor Reid, Ph.D., Professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Endowed Chair in Human Microbiome and Probiotics at Lawson. “Our idea was that if you could use beneficial microbes to stimulate the immune response or attack the pathogens that are infecting the hives, then maybe we can help save the bees.”

Source: https://phys.org/news/2019-10-probiotics-honey-bees-fatal-disease.amp
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Peek in at farm show’s live Beehive Cam

PA Farm Show live bee cam

The Pennsylvania Farm Show has a live Beehive Cam this week. From 8am-8pm you can enjoy watching bees move around, eat, clean and do all the fun things that bees do inside their hive. For some reason, it’s fascinating to watch them.

When you’re watching, keep in mind that almost all the bees in a hive are female.

Bus stops in one Dutch city now have bee-friendly green roofs

Dutch city bus stops now have #greenroofs that look great and are bee-friendly #p2

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