Research: Other Pollinators Infected by Same Virus as Honey Bees

Bees One of Many Pollinators Infected by Virus Implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder (From ScienceDaily)

SUMMARY: Penn State researchers have found that native pollinators, like wild bees and wasps, are infected by the same viral diseases as honey bees and that these viruses are transmitted via pollen. This multi-institutional study provides new insights into viral infections in native pollinators, suggesting that viral diseases may be key factors impacting pollinator populations.

Also See: Commercial Bees Spreading Disease To Wild Pollinating Bees

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