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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Does anyone know a beekeeper in the US, Canada, Europe, or anywhere who has been infected with the pandemic coronavirus? There are some possible leads from China that may indicate a level of resistance in people who get stung (occupationally). There needs to be some corroborative information to...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Urbanization Increases Pathogen Pressure on Feral and Managed Honey Bees Given the role of infectious disease in global pollinator decline, there is a need to understand factors that shape pathogen susceptibility and transmission in bees. Here we ask how urbanization affects the immune response...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Overwintering Is Associated with Reduced Expression of Immune Genes and Higher Susceptibility to Virus Infection in Honey Bees The eusocial honey bee, Apis mellifera, has evolved remarkable abilities to survive extreme seasonal differences in temperature and availability of resources by dividing...
  4. Bee Forum
    No Genetic Tradeoffs between Hygienic Behavior and Individual Innate Immunity in the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera Many animals have individual and social mechanisms for combating pathogens. Animals may exhibit short-term physiological tradeoffs between social and individual immunity because the...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Transcriptional Response of Honey Bee Larvae Infected with the Bacterial Pathogen Paenibacillus larvae American foulbrood disease of honey bees is caused by the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. Infection occurs per os in larvae and systemic infection requires a breaching of the host peritrophic...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Insect Innate Immunity Database (IIID): An Annotation Tool for Identifying Immune Genes in Insect Genomes We developed an online tool called the Insect Innate Immunity Database (IIID) to provide an open access resource for insect immunity and comparative biology research...
  7. Bee Forum
    As I sit here with half my arm swollen up from a sting I got yesterday (a "large local" reaction), I have come across the very-best-ever information resource on bee stings. It's written by a physician who is also a beekeeper (Buddy Marterre, MD), and it gives a great overview of the whole immune...
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