Australian researcher working to immunise honey bees, protect them from varroa mite

March 14, 2017

From: ABC News | Rural

By Anna Vidot


The race is on to prepare Australian bees to survive any future incursion of varroa mite.

A young scientist is working to immunise Australian honeybees against killer viruses, to prepare them for any future incursion of the deadly varroa mite.

The parasite has spread around the world, causing colony collapse and threatening agricultural industries that rely on bees for pollination.

Dr Emily Remnant, a research scientist based at the University of Sydney, has received the Agriculture Minister’s science and innovation award in recognition of her work.

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