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Bees 'Self-Medicate' When Infected With Some Pathogens


Animals  (tags: bees, pathogens, infections, bees 'self-medicate', propolis, fungus, plant resins and wax, antifungal, antibacterial, Dr. Michael Simone-Finstrom, NC State U )

Judy
- 990 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen.



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Teresa W. (702)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 1:40 am
very interesting, thank you
 

Teresa W. (702)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 1:41 am
very interesting, thank you
 

Kay M. (348)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 8:37 am
interesting.
 

Danuta Watola (1215)
Monday April 2, 2012, 2:49 am
noted
 

Roger M. (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 1:14 pm
Amazing creatures in all sorts of ways. Loved that thing on the BBC's website a few weeks back that said that new research has revealed that bees have personalities.
 

Maryann Cortright (16)
Monday April 2, 2012, 6:00 pm
Very interesting facts. Noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 6:32 pm
I always knew bees were super smart but this is really great to find out about. I dont know why everyone is so surprised by animals wisdom, they evolved over time due to their incredible knowledge. Great article.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 1:26 am
Just goes to show that nature knows exactly how to take care of itself without mankind sticking their noses in to everything and ruining it for all God's creatures........Even themselves, they have become a detriment!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 2:34 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Engele van Zyl (38)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 3:48 am
And once again nature takes care of itself and protects itself. Its amazing.
 

Sandi C. (238)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 7:29 am
noted!
 
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