By SIERRA DAWN McCLAIN
Life is tough for the honeybee, but new research may save colonies by using mushroom extracts as feed additives to combat a devastating virus.
Researchers from Washington State University are working on a field experiment with 72 hives this month in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where beekeepers have hauled their hives for the annual almond orchard pollination.
Honeybees, worth almost $20 billion to American agriculture, are dying at alarming rates, threatening honey production and crop pollination. According to the Bee Informed Partnership, from 2018 to 2019, U.S. beekeepers lost 40% of their colonies….
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