28 Sep '15, 7am

New pro-#bee-iotics could protect #honeybees against neonicotinoid pesticides @inhabitat

“Neonicotinoids are the most widely used pesticides because it harms insects but not mammals like people,” says Jeanne Chan, student at UBC. Though the pesticide has been thoroughly studied, the bacteria used by the students is quite mysterious. “It’s a difficult process because there’s not much research on the bacteria we’re working with,” says Darren Christy, UBC student. “We’ve been trying different ways to get the genes into the bacteria.” The students envision their pro-bee-otic solution mixed with sucrose being fed to hungry bees, which then spread the good bacteria to their colony mates. The students will be presenting their project at the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston. With any luck, pro-bee-otic will create a buzz at the competition, leading to funding and support that could turn this sweet idea into reality.

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