Edible Bee Vaccine Discovered

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  1. Jonsa

    Jonsa Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Scientists in Denmark have discovered a vaccine to combat the most widespread "hive killer" called "American Foulbrood" a bacterial disease.

    The concept is the queen is fed the vaccine pathogen over a period of a week or so and the pathogens are passed onto the eggs. The pathogens induce "responses for future immune responses".

    Positive news for threatened bees and their keepers everywhere.

    https://www.foxnews.com/science/sci...-vaccine-to-protect-them-from-deadly-diseases

     
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    Yay! :D
     
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    Jonsa Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    This is the first time we have been able to immunize insects, which is kinda cool considering they dont' have immune systems.
     
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