Ghent University research opens the way for the breeding of virus-resistant honey bees – Landbouwleven – The weekly magazine for the Flemish country

New research from the Honeybee Valley team, led by Professor Dirk de Graaf (UGent), shows that honeybees’ resistance to viruses is genetically determined. This represents a breakthrough in the approach to winter mortality in our bees. HOning bees are under pressure, partly because of the parasitic Varroa mite that develops in the brood and the … Read more