Beehive Collapse

Beehive Collapse

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Heat Wave, Memory, and the Obesity Gene

Episode: Heat Wave, Memory, and the Obesity Gene

  • Aug 24, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 23:28 mins

Guest: Sandra Burnett Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology at BYU; Mike Alder, Director at BYU’s Technology Transfer Office  Honey bees continue to disappear at a staggering rate in the US. Just between April of last year and April this year, 42 percent of managed honey bee colonies were lost due to a variety of factors, according to the US Department of Agriculture. BYU microbiology professor Sandra Burnett has pioneered a novel solution to one disease so contagious beekeepers are often forced to incinerate their infected hives.