Study Links Honeybee Deaths To Fungus, Insect Virus

National Public Radio: There's a lot of buzz in the scientific community about a new study linking the collapse of honeybee colonies to a fungus and insect virus first seen in Asian bees. "Our data suggests that these two pathogens interacting together may be playing a pretty big role," says study author Robert Cramer of Montana State University. The Nosema ceranae fungus can sicken bees when they ingest spores, and Cramer explains that the occurrence of both the iridescent virus and the fungus at the same ......

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