Thursday, July 28, 2011

Backyard Research

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Another piece in the honeybee puzzle... Researchers have recently discovered viruses in bees which may be contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder. Coincidentally, a researcher from one of the labs shown in this PBS NewsHour segment, which aired yesterday, will be in our backyard this afternoon to sample our hives as part of an ongoing study.


Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour.

2 comments:

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Oh, cool! Was it someone from DeRisi's lab at UCSF? Randy Oliver pointed us toward one of that lab's recent papers regarding viruses, published in June. I actually hadn't heard of that lab, or their virus work until then. Maybe you've seen it, if not that paper is available online:

http://derisilab.ucsf.edu/pdfs/Honeybeepaper.pdf

That said, I hope they don't find anything too untoward in your hives!

Randy Emmitt said...

Robb,

Thanks for sharing this video, very informative. Hope your bees are doing great. Our bees are getting rain right now!

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