colony collapse disorder

Wild Honey Bees are Full of Healthy Lactic Acid Bacteria

In vitro visualization of lactobacilli. Photographer Lennart Nilsson

I picked this article up from Organic Connections, the University of Lund has just made some amazing discoveries about bees and their gut flora. The prevalence of antibiotics throughout our environment are destroying their vital diversity. The Burmese have a traditional folk remedy using wild forest honey for the digestive tract. Simply take a spoonful before you go to bed at night. This article explains why this is beneficial.

via Univserity of Lund

Antibiotic Resistance and Bee Deaths

The stomachs of wild honey bees are full of healthy lactic acid bacteria that can fight bacterial infections in both bees and humans.