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Are managed HONEY BEES killing bumblebees? Are beekeepers hurting wild bee population?

#bumblebees #beekeepers # honeybees

Are managed honey bees killing bumblebees? Are beekeepers responsible for the decline of the wild bee population? These are questions circulating in the media lately regarding a scientific article published in the journal PlosOne. Lead by Dr. Samantha Alger from University of Vermont te article talk about a spillover of hone bee viruses into bumblebees and the consequences of such event.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/comments?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0217822

it was covered all over the media:

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/beekeepers-honeybees-wild-bumblebees-pollinator-decline-a8976101.html

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/are-commercial-honeybees-making-wild-bees-sick

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7184277/War-bees-Honeybees-infecting-bumblees-driving-extinction.html

https://grist.org/article/those-honeybees-youre-so-worried-about-theyre-killing-off-wild-bee-species/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190626160339.htm

https://www.earth.com/news/diseased-honeybees-wild-bumblebees/

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/commercial-honeybee-apiaries-may-transmit-viral-infections-to-wild-bumblebees-through-flowers/

https://www.inverse.com/article/57080-are-honeybees-getting-bumblebees-sick-by-drinking-from-their-flowers

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-honeybees-infect-wild-bumblebeesthrough.html

Some media platforms did a good job, but I can't say the same to some others.

I decided to give my view of the article. Enjoy.

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