Published: American Honey Bees Vary in Susceptibility to Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus

With funding of the Healthy Hives 2020 initiative, we set out to characterize variation in virus susceptibility, as a basis for selective breeding. And we found there is potential within and among breeding operations! We also found a surprisingly heavy viral load in queens, which should caution all of us that queens might not get sick but can be an efficient long-range transmission pathway for viruses. Congratulations Shilpi and all co-authors!

 

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