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  1. Diseases and Pests
    As reported in the NYT's today. Signed up on the website mentioned in the article and will be keeping my eyes open for them http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/science/tracking-a-parasite-that-turns-bees-into-zombies.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Parasitic flies are...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Nosema Tolerant Honeybees (Apis mellifera) Escape Parasitic Manipulation of Apoptosis Apoptosis is not only pivotal for development, but also for pathogen defence in multicellular organisms. Although numerous intracellular pathogens are known to interfere with the host’s apoptotic machinery to...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Parasites and Pathogens of the Honeybee (Apis mellifera) and Their Influence on Inter-Colonial Transmission Pathogens and parasites may facilitate their transmission by manipulating host behavior. Honeybee pathogens and pests need to be transferred from one colony to another if they are to...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Infra-Population and -Community Dynamics of the Parasites Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae, and Consequences for Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Hosts Nosema spp. fungal gut parasites are among myriad possible explanations for contemporary increased mortality of western honey bees (Apis mellifera...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Honey Bee Apis mellifera Parasites in the Absence of Nosema ceranae Fungi and Varroa destructor Mites Few areas of the world have western honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies that are free of invasive parasites Nosema ceranae (fungi) and Varroa destructor (mites). Particularly detrimental is V...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    A Draft Genome of the Honey Bee Trypanosomatid Parasite Crithidia mellificae Since 2006, honey bee colonies in North America and Europe have experienced increased annual mortality. These losses correlate with increased pathogen incidence and abundance, though no single etiologic agent has been...
  7. Alternative Pollinators
    Genetic Variability of the Neogregarine Apicystis bombi, an Etiological Agent of an Emergent Bumblebee Disease The worldwide spread of diseases is considered a major threat to biodiversity and a possible driver of the decline of pollinator populations, particularly when novel species or strains...
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