Mite on a bee.
Bees are the main pollinators of many crops. It’s important to track the deformed wing virus and its impacts.
Fungus gnats are one the many arthropods that find their way into our homes.
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Our homes harbour hundreds of species of insects and their relatives.
Life hasn’t been sweet for the honeybees lately.
New study maps the spread of ‘deformed wing virus’ – and it follows patterns of human trade.
Sunflowers contain less protein than aloe plants and bees need more of this.
Nutrition is another factor - in addition to pesticides and bee disease - that has led to the dwindling of the global bee population.
The African honeybee is more resistant to pests and pathogens than its European counterparts.
The way the Africa honeybee’s deal with parasites and pathogens can teach western beekeepers and researchers how to adapt their bees to fight diseases.
A busy bee, giving free horticultural help by collecting pollen. But a tiny mite has devastated bee populations around the world – and it’s now on Australia’s doorstep.
A tiny mite has been killing honey bees all around the world, and will inevitably reach Australian shores. So what is this destructive mite, and what we can do to protect Australian honey bees? The Varroa…