Vancouver Island researchers selectively breeding stronger bees

September 20, 2017

From: CTV News


“We’re trying to make a local, adapted resistant bee,” said master beekeeper Iain Glass, who’s helping spearhead the project. “The bees are very much in crisis and unfortunately a very large number of imported bees are brought in to Canada every years, tens of thousands of them.”

Glass said those imported bee populations attract diseases and mites, and death rates in some areas can be up to 75 per cent.

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