This week, we are highlighting a 2020 post by Biology & Life Sciences editor Jenna Finlay. Written at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jenna’s post highlights another, much less well-known epidemic affecting the world’s honeybees. Check out this post to learn about the fungal genus Nosema, and what we know about its effects on bees.
By Jenna Finlay, Biology & Life Sciences editor
Humans aren’t the only ones dealing with a deadly pandemic. For the past 20 years, wild and domestic honeybees have been suffering from the effects of a fungal pathogen called nosema.
Banner image: Dead bees, reader of the pack, CC BY-ND 2.0