Study of Bee Links Gene Regulatory Networks in the Brain to Behavior

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study reveals that distinct networks of genes in the honey bee brain contribute to specific behaviors, such as foraging or aggression, researchers report. The study, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to show that common, naturally occurring behaviors are under the influence of discrete regulatory networks in the brain. It …

New Apiguard Varroa Control Sachets Coming Soon

Vita (Europe) Ltd has produced Apiguard, the varroa treatment, in new handy 25g sachets suitable for use with nucleii and very small colonies. Regulatory approval has already been granted in the USA and approvals in EU countries are expected to follow soon.
 The new sachets come with small cards - the gel is simply squeezed onto the cards which can …

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