US beekeepers will soon have a vaccine by biotech company Dalan Animal Health that can protect their bees from one of the most devastating diseases they face. Let’s see how it works.
As we know, bees are a essential part of our ecosystemand their protection benefits not only them but also people. In addition to the threat of climate change, which has halved the lifespan of bees in the last 50 years, bees are also exposed to a devastating disease notice how american plague (American foulbrood), caused by spore-forming bacteria Paenibacillus larvae.
To administer the vaccine, this is given to the worker beehive feed and then taken orally and eventually transferred to royal jellyfed to the queen.
After trials in 2022, Dalan Animal Health’s vaccine was effective and showed promising results in eradicating the dangerous pathogen. Not only does it prevent the deaths of bees affected by the disease, Guaranteed immunity to next generations.
“This is an exciting step forward for beekeepers because until now we have only applied time and energy consuming and ineffective antibiotic treatments to our hives.Trevor Tauzer, a member of the California Beekeepers Association, said.If we can prevent infections in the hives, we can avoid more expensive treatments and focus on other important elements to keep our bees healthy.“
This The decrease in bee population is an important ecological problem. all over the world, and according to a Harvard study, not helping these pollinators harms the nature as well as the crops and therefore the people. This vaccine is a great way to alleviate the problem and protect the bees. If you’re still not convinced, you may be interested to know that a recent study has shown that bees have feelings.
Source: Every Eye