Vita in the press
Coverage of Apishield hornet trap
FreeNewsPos in Italy
beeTime in Europe
Dadant in the USA
Bee Craft in the UK
Varrroa research developments
Research in molecular biology to combat the varroa mite highlights Vita’s work with the University of Aberdeen.
For more about Vita’s research with University of Aberdeen, see here.
The bite of the honeybee – media reaction
How the media responded to Vita’s research finding about the secret bite of the honeybee:
BBC News Online Honey-bees found to have bite that stuns
Bees can bite as well as sting by Louise Gray in The Daily Telegraph
LA Times — Times of India — Greek Reporter
Biologists discover that honeybees can bite as well as sting: by David Cornish in Wired.
Honeybee Bites Can Act As Anesthetics by Christine Kearney in Medical News Today
Vita funds ground-breaking research to control varroa
Vita is helping to fund University of Aberdeen researchers find a way of tackling the varroa mite with “gene-knockdown” techniques. Here are some of the media reports:
Cash to help fight pervasive honey bee pest by Mark Ward on the BBC News Online 11 Apr 2012
Scots scientists tackle honey bee’s biggest killer on STV 11 Apr 2012
Scientists’ discovery raises hopes of stopping destroyers of honey bees in The Scotsman 12 Apr 2012
Subscribers to the UK’s Bee Craft magazine can also see an interview with Dr Alan Bowman, the lead researcher, in the April 2012 edition.
Also in Horticulture Week, FreshInfo, East Anglia Daily Times, and lots more.
The Independent: Asian hornet on the way to prey on honeybees
Vita is the first to alert the British media to the possible arrival of the Asian hornet and Dr Max Watkins tells of the plans for a hornet trap. Read Asian hornet on the way to prey on honeybees now
The Daily Telegraph: Asian hornet threatens British bees
Dr Max Watkins: “We cannot tell if or when the hornet might reach Britain, but .. its arrival in the next few seasons looks likely.” Read Asian hornet threatens British Bees now
The Times: Mystery bee threatens America’s fruit and veg
This is only available via The Times paywall. If you have access to this then. Read Mystery bee threatens America’s fruit and veg now
The Daily Telegraph: Honey bees in US facing extinction
The first signs of CCD – Dr Max Watkins: “If it turns out to be a disease we will probably find a cure. But if it turns out to be something different …” Read Honey bees in US facing extinction now
The Register: Honeybees dropping like flies
The first signs of CCD — Dr Max Watkins “It’s a real mystery. We need beekeepers to report their losses and examine and analyse their colonies thoroughly …” Read Honeybees dropping like flies now
BBC: Almond farmers seek healthy bees
Vita alerts the BBC to the significance of honeybees pollinating California’s almond crop and the growing threat posed by the varroa mite (before CCD was recognised). Read Almond farmers seek healthy bees now