Bees in trouble

This short piece from EurekAlert describes research in Spain which compared lots of different honeys and showed that the best for antioxidants is that which bees make from honeydew, the exudate produced by plants when they’ve been attacked by sap-sucking bugs. So let’s all go out and eat more honeydew honey, right? Well, we better be quick about it. Unfortunately, according to this other piece coincidentally also published today, life for European bees is set to get considerably more difficult, due to the incursion of Chinese wasps. It is already pretty bad for American bees in 22 states due to something nasty called Colony Collapse Disorder, according to this. Which completes today’s trifecta.

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