Can Killer Bees Save America?

November 27, 2015

From: The Daily Beast

With scientists unable to solve the great honeybee die-out, the search for alternate pollinators is on—and killer bees are proving the most resilient, and terrifying, of the bunch.

To understand the wide world of alternative pollinators, the Daily Beast reached out to Michael Burgett, Emeritus Professor of Entomology at Oregon State University.


One of the positives of CCD is there’s a lot more money going into bee research. Such attention has led to the discovery of several additional pathogens (including several new viruses) which the varroa mite is hosting. Says Burgett “I would venture to guess that 75 percent of CCD problems are related to varroa and varroa-[related] diseases.”

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