Could the world's first bee vaccine save honeybees?

Could the world's first bee vaccine save honeybees?

Could the world’s first bee vaccine save honeybees? Edible drug can protect the insects from killer infections

  • Designed to protect bees from American foulbrood, a bacterial disease

Scientists have revealed the first vaccine for insects, and hope it could help save the honeybee.

Called PrimeBEE, it is designed to protect bees from American foulbrood, a bacterial disease that has been wiping out entire colonies.

The vaccine, which is edible, ‘protects bees from diseases while protecting global food production,’ the university said.

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