Using microscopic bugs to save the bees

27 octubre 2014

For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies — larvae — and leads to hive collapse. It’s called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infected hives to be burned to the ground. Now researchers have produced a natural way to eliminate the scourge, and it’s working: Using tiny killer bugs known as phages to protect baby bees from infection.