A first of its kind study in PLOS One by Samantha Alger, a research affiliate in the Plant & Soil Sciences Department, showed that viruses may be spilling over from commercial honeybee colonies into wild bumblebee populations, with the potential for significant harmful consequences to crop pollination. Read the PBS NewsHour story.

The research was also covered by Earth.com, Grist, and Inverse, among others.

 

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06-26-2019
University Communications