Chronic Bee Paralysis…not ANOTHER virus???
Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus: Susceptibility and transmission routes
During this talk, Theodora Commandeur will update us on her latest research on Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV). Theodora is a PhD student at Newcastle University. Her PhD is focussing on the interaction between diet and forage availability and CBPV.
Over the last 2 years, Theodora has conducted experiments and she will share her results with us. She has looked at a range of transmission pathways of the virus, including environmental contamination, faecal contamination and via trophallaxis, on both summer and winter bees.
Quick 5 minute prep you can do before this talk
Interesting related reading here: https://www.somersetbeekeepers.org.uk/members-blog/chronic-bee-paralysis-virus-an-impending-pandemic-virus#
Short helpful video by Professor Giles Budge here: https://beemission.com/blogs/news/chronic-bee-paralysis-virus-killing-bees