- Nov 4, 2009
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Heard about this on radio 4 this morning and looked up the paper when I got home
Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honey bee viruses: Mycelium extract reduces viruses in honey bees
A mushroom extract fed to honey bees greatly reduces virus levels, according to a new paper. In field trials, colonies fed mycelium extract showed a 79-fold reduction in deformed wing virus and a 45,000-fold reduction in Lake Sinai virus compared to control colonies. The hope is that the results...