Originally posted May 28, 2020 on GenomeBC
Humans aren’t the only ones fighting a pandemic right now. Honey bees are also at risk, under attack by a parasite that is killing millions of colonies around the world. Much like people, honey bees are employing techniques like hygiene and social distancing to survive. But parasites are just one of several threats to the world’s honey bees. And scientists are using genomics to search for tools to save them. The Michael Smith Laboratories’ Dr. Leonard Foster and postdoctoral fellow Alison McAfee shares their insights.