First bee vaccine approved

The US has approved the use of the world's first bee vaccine. The BBC he says:

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a conditional license for the vaccine this week, according to the biotech company behind its development.


It was designed to prevent deaths from American foulbrood disease, a bacterial condition known to weaken colonies after it attacks bee larvae.

American animal foulbrood is a challenge for beekeepers as it is highly contagious and has no cure. The only method of prevention requires burning the hive of infected bees and equipment along with prophylactic treatment of nearby hives with antibiotics.

The new vaccine contains an inactive version of the bacterium that causes American foulbrood disease, Paenibacillus larvae, according to Dalan Animal Health.

The bacteria are incorporated into the royal jelly food that worker bees give to the queen, who then ingests the food and retains some of the vaccine in her ovaries, according to the biotech company, which specializes in insect health and immunity.

Dalan Animal Health reports that this makes the bee larvae immune to the disease as they hatch and reduces deaths from the disease.

Dalan Animal Health plans to distribute the vaccine "on a limited scale" and said the product will likely be available in the US market later this year. The Best Technology Site in Greecegns

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  1. They have made a decision, they will make everything mutated.. Nothing will remain Natural....
    Robocop people. Mutated bees, synthetic meat, synthetic honey....
    We're fine...

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