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Mushroom research may save bees and other insects

Postby Lightening Bug » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:14 am

Paul Stamets and another researcher may have found a way to save bees.

In research published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, Stamets turned intuition into reality. The paper describes how bees given a small amount of his mushroom mycelia extract exhibited remarkable reductions in the presence of viruses associated with parasitic mites that have been attacking, and infecting, bee colonies for decades.

They plan to continue developing this approach to help save bees around the world, good news if they are successful. Mushrooms, who knew!

Thought some of you would find this article of interest too.

Take care. :D
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