please help eradicate this virus by posting. this is not a april fools joke.
I'm not in the UK. But sometimes things don't get shared across the pond as quickly as they should. I just learned about this and am trying to get the word out, UK Bees are just as important as US Bees. Bees are the 2nd most well studied animal in the world (after humans). There are currently NO OTHER anti-virals and there is NOTHING in current scientific literature on the market on how to reduce the viruses harming bees, except for this, which is the most extensive bee clinical study in history!!!!!!! The Norwegian government is implementing 600,000 of these bee immune feeders immediately after hearing his lecture.
Here is a link to the actual peer reviewed study in Research Gate. In case there is any confusion around the science or the benefits of an Amadou/Reishi extract vs the actual mushroom. It's also in Nature Journal (only 7% submitted get published there, it's a credible source). PLEASE WATCH and Skip to 9 minutes in to see all the information with slides. While the extract is tremendously beneficial to bees, so is having access to the actual mushrooms which we can easily grow for them.
TLDR: The bottom line is all bees (not just honey bees) use the mycelium from these mushrooms to boost their immune system and naturally forage and colonize near them in the wild (if they can find them). With so many ecosystems being destroyed and wood being hauled away (instead of being left to decompose, where mushrooms would naturally grow) we have cut off the supply of what bees have been naturally using to help their immune system. Many mites are spreading viruses that are harming the bees worldwide and causing them to die (along with pesticides, insecticides etc). In field trials, colonies fed Ganoderma resinaceum extract exhibited a 79-fold reduction in Deformed Wing Virus and a 45,000-fold reduction in Lake Sinai Virus compared to control colonies. If you're into science, it's worth nothing that the P-values of the study are p=0.00001 for Reishi and p=0.005 for Amadou.
2 Easy things you can do to help your local bees:
1.) Grow mushrooms! Specifically Reishi and Amadou if you can! Grow them outside in your garden, farm, backyard, wherever. Bees do not have enough access to mushrooms! It's also the mushroom mycelium that the bees forage for, so you can even eat the mush... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Colony Collapse Disorder
'My body is a golden thread, that your body is hanging from'- Leonard Cohen
You knew me before my body settled into itself. I’m just outside of the people living deep inside of ideology, whispering to them: just live.
I’m not living enough for the man I want. He lives off of the land. He thinks I’d be better if I put down the pen, stop hunting for light in the city at night. The city doesn’t ever move.
My shirt tears off of my back as I throw down the axe for the only man in the universe who doesn’t have to leave something behind to be free We’ve built our home with wood from trees that grew where it now sits, we grow our own food. Carefully watched moments constellate our life.
eventually, I’ll become a woman of the wilderness without building anything I’ll ask him; what are we building it for? Our little piece of land doesn't move.
Colony Collapse Disorder 🐝 Make it yellow with little bees all over it 🐝
Elect Electabuzz Buzz Busby, bee elect. Be abuzz!
Pretty much as the title says, in Hiro's garage you can find some posters in the corner about colony collapse disorder, just thought it was a neat detail.