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Posts Tagged: Michelle Flenniken

Honey Bees and Malaria

A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You don't usually see "honey bees" and "malaria" in the same sentence. That won't be the case, though, when Joseph DeRisi, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor and vice chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics,...

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Honey Bees Still in Trouble

Beekeepers Bill Cervenka (left) of Half Moon Bay and Randy Oliver of Grass Valley check out a frame in Healdsburg during a bee conference.. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees are still in trouble.University of California scientists hammered home that point tonight during the PBS NewsHour program on the colony collapse disorder (CCD) and the declining bee population. Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the...

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Not One, But Four New Honey Bee Viruses!

Honey bee nectaring on lavender. A UCSF team just discovered four new honey bee viruses. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Exciting news! Scientists based at the University of California, San Francisco, have discovered four new honey bee viruses. Their research, published today in the international Public Library of Science (PLoS) journal, documents what they found in...

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Trying to Ward Off the Threats

Michelle Flenniken

When we think about honey bees, we ought to think about the immune system.Understanding the honey bee’s immune system is crucial to battling the declining honey bee population, says University of California insect virus researcher Michelle...

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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