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New model uncovers possible mechanism behind Varroa mite’s assault on honey bees

The association between the deformed wing virus and the parasitic mite Varroa destructor has been identified as a major cause of worldwide ...
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Mapped British honey bee genome could help safeguard hives against infectious disease

Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic make-up. Experts ...
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Mushrooms protect honey bee from disease-carrying Varroa mite, study shows

It’s not easy being a bee these days. Apis mellifera, the Western honey bee, is crucial to agriculture worldwide but faces ...
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Scientists hunting Asian hornet—invasive ‘honey bee killer’ spotted in U.K.

An Asian hornet sighting has been confirmed in Cornwall, sparking a hunt for the honey bee killer's nesting sites. The ...