Genes That Could Prevent Colony Collapse Disorder

loss-graph-17-18A new discovery by biologists at York University has revealed the potential fix for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has been right under everyone’s noses. The study is one among many more recent studies detailing the potential for bees to be bred with a cleanliness gene which causes bees to clean out the hive and create social immunity to the disease, rendering it obsolete for most commercial beekeepers.
The discovery is a welcome respite for many beekeepers, who have routinely been losing more bees thanks to a combin…