Please enjoy this moment of bee zen. . .⠀

We received disturbing news this week about above average bee colony loss this winter. This is serious business, as we are endlessly dependent on bees in food production. ⠀

In other news ARS reported, “Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have taken the first step towards a weapon against the major honey bee parasite Nosema ceranae.⠀

There is currently no treatment for this parasite.⠀

The scientists found that feeding honey bees a small amount of an interfering RNA compound (RNAi) could disrupt the reproduction of N. cerana by as much as 90 percent in the laboratory study, according to a study recently published in Insect Molecular Biology.”⠀

The language in this article is interesting, I would love to know what you think if you read it.⠀

Support your local #regenerativefarmer to help move us toward a food system that supports bee health and therefore food system health.⠀

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