Mushrooms could hold the key for saving bee populations

Researchers are buzzing over the possibility of using mushrooms to help save declining populations of honey bees. They have found that mushroom spores and extracts have the ability to fight against varroa mites—nasty parasites that spread diseases within bee populations. By treating hives with mushroom spores, bees can develop antiviral immune systems that fight off varroa mites to help the bees live longer and healthier.

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Mushrooms could hold the key for saving bee populations

Researchers are buzzing over the possibility of using mushrooms to help save declining populations of honey bees. They have found that mushroom spores and extracts have the ability to fight against varroa mites—nasty parasites that spread diseases within bee populations. By treating hives with mushroom spores, bees can develop antiviral immune systems that fight off varroa mites to help the bees live longer and healthier.

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