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Research Project: Managing Honey Bees Against Disease and Colony Stress

Location: Bee Research Laboratory

Title: Found in Translation:Dukes of Hazard Counting

item Evans, Jay

Submitted to: Bee Culture
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/10/2022
Publication Date: 3/15/2022
Citation: Evans, J.D. 2022. Found in Translation: Dukes of Hazard Counting. Bee Culture. 3:22-23.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Those of us in disease research have long felt that understanding the combined impacts of multiple disease agents can help explain colony losses (and those studying nutrition will say the same about dearths, empty calories, and diverse pollens). In fact, scientists often make nice and actually agree that the many challenges bees face are interconnected. Nathalie Steinhauer and her Bee Informed Partnership colleagues provide a timely review of these interconnections in “Drivers of Colony Loss”, Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2018, 26:142–148; Dr. Steinhauer laments the “difficulty to extrapolate colony level effects from individual effects, and the co-occurrence of (a) web of stressors that can act indirectly, in association, or synergistically.” Therein lies a big challenge for knowing when the risk cup is full for your beehive.